Arizona Revised Statutes § 31-227 Reimbursing County For Expense Of Prosecution

31-227. Reimbursing county for expense of prosecution

A. If a person is arrested within this state for any crime committed in or adjacent and related to a correctional facility under the jurisdiction of the state department of corrections or committed while escaped from a correctional facility under the jurisdiction of the department or from the custody of officials or employees of the department while away from the correctional facility, the clerk of the court in which the legal proceedings relating to the crime are held shall prepare an itemized claim against the state for the court costs and any other costs or fees incurred by the county upon the prosecution and defense of the case and the cost of confining and keeping the prisoner. The claim shall be certified by the judge of the court and sent to the governor for approval.

B. Upon approval, the governor shall file the claim with the department of administration and it shall be paid from the appropriation for the support of the state department of corrections to the county treasurer of the county where the legal proceedings were held. The county treasurer shall deposit the monies in the county general fund.

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