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Section 5147.12 | Labor of prisoners not to be sold.


The labor or time of any person confined in any workhouse or jail shall not be let, farmed out, given, sold, or contracted to any person. Work performed under a work-release program authorized under section 5147.28 of the Revised Code is not in violation of this section.

This section does not apply to any person serving a periodic sentence under division (B) of section 2929.26 of the Revised Code, insofar as that person is engaged between periods of confinement in the person's regular trade or occupation for the support of the person or the person's family. This section does not apply to prisoners participating in a county jail industry program established under section 5147.30 of the Revised Code.

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