§62-8-6. Convicts competent as witnesses; proceedings, etc., as in
In any such prosecution of convicts, all other convicts in the
penitentiary shall be competent witnesses for or against the
accused. In all other respects, the proceedings, trial, judgment
and sentence shall be had, pronounced and executed, as in other
cases for prosecutions for offenses punishable with death or
confinement in the penitentiary.