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Section 2725.10 | Form of writ when prisoner not in custody of an officer.


In case of confinement, imprisonment, or detention by a person not an officer, the writ of habeas corpus shall be in the following form:

The State of Ohio,___________________County, ss.:

To the sheriff of our several counties, greeting:

We command you that the body of ______________ of _______________, by _______________, of _______________, imprisoned and restrained of his liberty, as it is said, you take and have before ______________, a judge of our _________________court, or, in case of his absence or disability, before some other judge of the same court, at ______________, forthwith to do and receive what our said judge shall then and there consider __________ concerning him in his behalf; and summon the said _________________ then and there to appear before our said judge, to show the cause of the taking and detention of the said _________________________

(Seal) Witness ______________, at _____________, this __________day of ________________, in the year ___________

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