341.12 Confinement of persons in custody in jail of another county.

(A) In a county not having a sufficient jail or staff, subject to division (B) of this section, the sheriff shall convey any person charged with the commission of an offense, sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail, or in custody upon civil process to a jail in any county the sheriff considers most convenient and secure. As used in this paragraph, any county includes a contiguous county in an adjoining state.

The sheriff may call such aid as is necessary in guarding, transporting, or returning such person. Whoever neglects or refuses to render such aid, when so called upon, shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by an action in the name and for the use of the county.

Such sheriff and the sheriff's assistants shall receive such compensation for their services as the county auditor of the county from which such person was removed considers reasonable. The compensation shall be paid from the county treasury on the warrant of the auditor.

The receiving sheriff shall not, pursuant to this section, convey the person received to any county other than the one from which the person was removed.

(B)

(1) If Lawrence county does not have sufficient jail space in the county or staff based upon the minimum standards for jails in Ohio promulgated pursuant to section 5120.10 of the Revised Code, instead of conveying a person in a category described in division (A) of this section to a jail in any county pursuant to that division, the Lawrence county sheriff may convey the person to the Ohio river valley facility in accordance with section 341.121 of the Revised Code.

(2) If a county other than Lawrence county does not have sufficient jail space or staff based upon the minimum standards for jails in Ohio promulgated pursuant to section 5120.10 of the Revised Code and has entered into an agreement to jail persons with the Lawrence county sheriff, instead of conveying a person in a category described in division (A) of this section to a jail in any county pursuant to that division, the sheriff of the other county may convey the person to the Ohio river valley facility in accordance with section 341.121 of the Revised Code.

(3) As used in divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section, "Ohio river valley facility" has the same meaning as in section 341.121 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 86, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.

Effective Date: 07-06-1982; 2008 HB215 04-07-2009