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Arkansas Code Title 14. Local Government § 14-55-602. Imprisonment

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(a)(1) The city council shall have power to provide that, when a fine shall be imposed for the violation of any of the ordinances of the city and it is not paid, the party convicted shall, by order of the mayor or other proper authority or on process issued for the purpose, be committed until the fine and costs of prosecution shall be paid, or the party discharged by due course of law.

(2) The council shall also have power to provide that any person convicted of a repeated and willful violation of any ordinance, who shall refuse or neglect to pay the fine imposed and the cost of prosecution, by like order or process, shall be imprisoned and kept in confinement for any term not exceeding thirty (30) days.

(b) Any city shall be allowed, for the purpose of imprisonment authorized under this section, the use of the county jail of the proper county.  All persons so imprisoned shall be under the charge of the sheriff of the county, who shall receive and discharge the persons in such manner as shall be prescribed by the ordinances of the city, or otherwise, by due course of law.

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