Senate Bill 0573
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DIGEST OF SB573 (Updated February 27, 2007 6:22 pm - DI 84)
Seizure of inmate trust funds. Permits the department of correction to freeze all or a portion of an inmate's account while investigating whether an inmate has committed inmate fraud or while a criminal case involving inmate fraud is pending against the inmate. Requires the department to return money in the inmate's account to the rightful owner if the inmate is convicted, and specifies that the money will be deposited in the victim of violent crimes compensation fund if the rightful owner cannot be located. Provides that an inmate who, with the intent of obtaining money or property from the person, makes a misrepresentation to a person who is not an inmate commits inmate fraud, a Class C felony.
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