STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS ACT
20-548. Compensation — Amount — Crediting account of juvenile offender — Juvenile offenders not employees. Each juvenile offender who is engaged in productive work under the jurisdiction of the director of the department of juvenile corrections may receive for this work such compensation as the director shall determine, to be paid out of any funds available in the department of juvenile corrections competency development account. After payment of restitution pursuant to section 20-538, Idaho Code, compensation shall be credited to the account of the juvenile offender to be used for payment of fines, reimbursement to the department of juvenile corrections for expenses directly related to that juvenile offender, and upon certain circumstances, payment to the juvenile offender upon release from the department of juvenile corrections.
No juvenile offender compensated under this act shall be considered an employee of the state or the department of juvenile corrections, nor shall any juvenile offender come within any of the provisions of the worker’s compensation law, or be entitled to any benefits thereunder whether on behalf of himself or any other person.
[20-548, added 1997, ch. 265, sec. 1, p. 756; am. 2012, ch. 19, sec. 35, p. 64.]