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  71.220.  City prisoners, labor on public works — fines payable in installments. — 1.  The various cities, towns and villages in this state, whether organized under special charter or under the general laws of the state, are hereby authorized and empowered to, by ordinance, cause all persons who have been convicted and sentenced by the court having jurisdiction, for violation of ordinance of such city, town or village, whether the punishment be by fine or imprisonment, or by both, to be put to work and perform labor on the public streets, highways and alleys or other public works or buildings of such city, town or village, for such purposes as such city, town or village may deem necessary.  And the marshal, constable, street commissioner, or other proper officer of such city, town or village shall have power and be authorized and required to have or cause all such prisoners as may be directed by the mayor, or other chief officer of such city, town or village, to work out the full number of days for which they may have been sentenced, at breaking rock, or at working upon such public streets, highways or alleys or other public works or buildings of such city, town or village as may have been designated.  And if the punishment is by fine, and the fine be not paid, then for a portion of such judgment that is equal to the greater of the actual daily cost of incarcerating the prisoner or the amount the municipality is reimbursed by the state for incarcerating the prisoner, the prisoner shall work one day.  And it shall be deemed a part of the judgment and sentence of the court that such prisoner may be worked as herein provided.

  2.  When a fine is assessed for violation of an ordinance, it shall be within the discretion of the judge, or other official, assessing the fine to provide for the payment of the fine on an installment basis under such terms and conditions as he may deem appropriate.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7359, A.L. 1971 S.B. 227, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634, A.L. 2011 H.B. 38)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7208; 1919 § 8648; 1909 § 9536


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