2331.16 Prisoner entitled to benefit of prison bounds.

A prisoner is not entitled to the privilege of prison bounds until he gives bond to the creditors, with two or more sureties, resident in the county, approved by the judge or mayor who issued the process, or, in other cases, by the probate judge, in double the sum for which he stands committed, for his safe continuance in the custody of the jailer within the limits of the prison bounds, until legally discharged, which bond shall be deposited with the sheriff until the creditor demands it. When the condition of the bond is broken, the creditor may put it in suit and have judgment entered against the sureties for the debt, interest, and costs for which the prisoner stands committed.

Effective Date: 01-10-1961