Arizona Revised Statutes § 31-261 Sale Or Exchange Of Products Of Individual Prisoners

31-261. Sale or exchange of products of individual prisoners

A. Products of individual prisoner enterprise, hobby, craft or art may be marketed to the public.

B. The director is authorized to establish a trust fund, or retention account, for the administration of the marketing programs prescribed by subsection A of this section or participation in other approved programs, the proceeds of which shall be distributed to the special service fund and the contributing prisoner's account. The fund shall be separate from funds appropriated by the legislature to department support and maintenance.

C. Notwithstanding section 31-204, the provision for marketing products of prisoner or inmate ingenuity, skill or patent, as prescribed by the terms of this section, shall be permitted under formal rules to be published by the director.

D. If the court has ordered the prisoner to pay restitution pursuant to section 13-603, the director shall withdraw a minimum of twenty per cent, or the balance owing on the restitution amount, up to a maximum of fifty per cent of the monies available in the prisoner's trust fund or retention account each month to pay the court ordered restitution.

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