STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
20-614. Prisoners must be actually confined except on order of court for private employment. (1) A prisoner committed to the county jail by any court for trial or examination, or upon conviction for a public offense, must be confined in the jail until he is legally discharged unless the court specifies otherwise.
(2) If the committed person has been regularly employed, the sheriff shall, if ordered by the committing judge, arrange for a continuation of said employment insofar as possible without interruption.
(3) Whenever the prisoner is not employed, and between the hours or periods of his employment, he shall be confined in jail as an ordinary prisoner.
(4) In case of any violation of the conditions laid down for his conduct, custody and employment the prisoner shall be returned to the court, and the court may then require the balance of his or her sentence be spent in actual confinement and may cancel any earned diminution of his or her term.
(5) The sheriff shall receive such extra compensation and mileage for the administration of this act as the county commissioners determine.
(6) The court may also by its order authorize the use of a jail in a contiguous or other county where the prisoner is employed, and while the prisoner is so employed under this act such prisoner shall be in the other county’s custody.
(7) The defendant may be incarcerated on nonemployment days only. If such confinement is approved, the court shall provide that the county jail shall be reimbursed the costs of confinement, in the amount provided in section 20-605, Idaho Code, by the defendant.
[(20-614) 1863, p. 475, sec. 32; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 8528; C.S., sec. 9418; I.C.A., sec. 20-604; am. 1957, ch. 237, sec. 1, p. 567; am. 1977, ch. 11, sec. 1, p. 22; am. 1987, ch. 182, sec. 1, p. 361; am. 1989, ch. 104, sec. 1, p. 237; am. 1989, ch. 231, sec. 2, p. 560; am. 1993, ch. 213, sec. 3, p. 579; am. 1994, ch. 28, sec. 1, p. 46; am. 2000, ch. 115, sec. 1, p. 254.]