If any person who has been sentenced to death escapes and is not retaken before the
time fixed for execution, it shall be lawful for any sheriff or other officer or person
to rearrest and return the person to the custody of the secretary of corrections.
Upon such return to custody, the secretary of corrections shall give notice thereof
to the clerk of the supreme court. Upon receipt of such notice, the supreme court shall issue to the secretary of corrections
a warrant under seal of the supreme court, commanding the secretary or a warden designated
pursuant to K.S.A. 22-4001, and amendments thereto, to proceed to carry out the sentence of execution during
the week designated by the supreme court which shall be carried into effect in the
same manner as provided by statute for the execution of an original sentence of death.
A copy of the warrant shall be delivered to the secretary of corrections and the clerk
of the district court.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.