753.02 Sustaining persons sentenced to or confined in prison.

(A) The legislative authority of a municipal corporation shall provide by ordinance for sustaining all persons sentenced to or confined in a prison or station house at the expense of the municipal corporation, and in counties where prisons or station houses are in quarters leased from the board of county commissioners, may contract with the board for the care and maintenance of those persons by the sheriff or other person charged with the care and maintenance of county prisoners. On the presentation of bills for food, sustenance, and necessary supplies, to the proper officer, certified by the person whom the legislative authority designates, the officer shall audit the bills under the rules prescribed by the legislative authority, and draw the officer's order on the treasurer of the municipal corporation in favor of the person presenting the bill.

(B) Pursuant to section 2929.37 of the Revised Code, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation may require a person who was convicted of an offense and who is confined in a prison or station house as provided in division (A) of this section, or a person who was convicted of an offense and who is confined in the county jail as provided in section 1905.35 of the Revised Code, to reimburse the municipal corporation for its expenses incurred by reason of the person's confinement.

(C) Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this section or section 2929.18 , 2929.28 , or 2929.37 of the Revised Code, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation may establish a policy that complies with section 2929.38 of the Revised Code and that requires any person who is not indigent and who is confined in a prison or station house to pay a reception fee, a fee for any medical treatment or service requested by and provided to that person, or the fee for a random drug test assessed under division (E) of section 753.33 of the Revised Code.

(D) If a person who has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to an offense is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a prison or station house as described in division (A) of this section, or if a person who has been arrested for an offense, and who has been denied bail or has had bail set and has not been released on bail is confined in a prison or station house as described in division (A) of this section pending trial, at the time of reception and at other times the person in charge of the operation of the prison or station house determines to be appropriate, the person in charge of the operation of the prison or station house may cause the convicted or accused offender to be examined and tested for tuberculosis, HIV infection, hepatitis, including, but not limited to, hepatitis A, B, and C, and other contagious diseases. The person in charge of the operation of the prison or station house may cause a convicted or accused offender in the prison or station house who refuses to be tested or treated for tuberculosis, HIV infection, hepatitis, including, but not limited to, hepatitis A, B, and C, or another contagious disease to be tested and treated involuntarily.

Cite as R.C. § 753.02

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2004