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Article - Correctional Services




§11–710.

    (a)    This section applies only in Charles County.

    (b)    While confined in the Charles County Detention Center, an inmate employed under § 11–602 of this title shall pay:

        (1)    court–ordered payments for restitution; and

        (2)    an amount not to exceed one–third of the inmate’s net earnings for the cost to Charles County of providing food, lodging, electronic monitoring devices, and clothing for the inmate.

    (c)    The Charles County Sheriff shall:

        (1)    establish the per diem rate for an inmate’s food, lodging, electronic monitoring, and clothing; and

        (2)    designate an agent to collect the costs specified in this section.

    (d)    The Sheriff’s designee shall deliver the amounts collected under subsection (b)(2) of this section to the Charles County Treasurer.

    (e)    (1)    Subject to the requirements of this subsection, the Board of County Commissioners may establish and provide for the administration of a community service program in the county.

        (2)    A court may order a person to participate in the community service program if the person:

            (i)    has been convicted of a criminal offense or received probation before judgment for a criminal offense; and

            (ii)    is recommended to the court for placement in the program by the program staff.

        (3)    (i)    A community service program established under this subsection may charge a fee not exceeding $40 for each 8–hour period of community service.

            (ii)    The court may waive all or part of a fee charged under this paragraph.

        (4)    The community service program staff shall report to the court when a person has completed or failed to complete community service in the program.

    (f)    (1)    Subject to the requirements of this subsection, the Board of County Commissioners may establish and provide for the administration of a pretrial release program in the county.

        (2)    A court may order a person to participate in the pretrial release program if the person appears before the court after being charged with a criminal offense and detained.

        (3)    (i)    The court may order participation at any time during pretrial detention of a person.

            (ii)    The court shall require a person to comply with all rules and conditions of supervision for the program if the court orders the person to participate in the program.

        (4)    Staff of the pretrial release program shall:

            (i)    assess each person referred for assessment to the program by the court;

            (ii)    develop standards and criteria for recommended levels of supervision for the program;

            (iii)    make recommendations to the court regarding placement of a person in the program, including whether the person is suitable for placement in the program, based on supervision levels developed under item (ii) of this paragraph;

            (iv)    supervise each person ordered to participate in the program; and

            (v)    immediately report to the court any violation of a condition established by the court or the program.

        (5)    Supervision in the pretrial release program may include the use of electronic monitoring and drug and alcohol testing.

        (6)    For each person ordered to participate in the pretrial release program under this subsection, the Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff may enter into an agreement providing for the following services to be performed:

            (i)    drug and alcohol testing;

            (ii)    electronic monitoring;

            (iii)    conducting meetings with each person ordered to participate in the program; and

            (iv)    notification by the Sheriff to staff of the pretrial release program of any violations.

        (7)    Staff of the pretrial release program shall immediately report to the court any violations of a person’s pretrial release.

        (8)    A person who violates a condition established by the court or the program is subject to removal from the program.



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