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  217.255.  Compensation of offenders for labor, academic or vocational classes — hours of work, exceptions — payment to state or crime victims' compensation fund, when. — 1.  The division shall adopt rules and regulations for establishing in each of the correctional centers a system of compensation to the offenders confined in the correctional centers, which shall provide for the compensation of each offender for work or services performed and for satisfactory performance in academic or vocational education classes during confinement.

  2.  The division shall prepare graduated wage schedules for payment of compensation to offenders.

  3.  Eight hours of work per day shall normally constitute a day of labor for each offender unless there is an emergency situation or otherwise approved by the division director or the chief administrative officer.

  4.  The director shall have the authority to pay into the crime victims' compensation fund from an offender's compensation or account, the amount owed by the offender to the crime victims' compensation fund, provided that the offender has failed to pay the amount owed to the fund prior to entering a department correctional center.

  5.  The department shall have the authority to remove from the offender's compensation or account such sums as may be deemed reasonable and proper as restitution for the offender's willful or malicious damage or destruction of state property.

  6.  Offenders shall only receive compensation for work performed which has been approved by the director or the chief administrative officer of the correctional center at which the offender is assigned.  Any compensation received for unapproved work may be confiscated and credited to the crime victims' compensation fund.


(L. 1982 H.B. 1196 § 63, A.L. 1989 H.B. 408, A.L. 1990 H.B. 974, A.L. 1995 H.B. 424)

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