It shall be the duty of every sheriff to keep a record, to be called the “Jail docket,”
in which he shall note each warrant or mittimus by which any person shall be received
into or placed in the jail of his county, entering the nature of the writ or warrant,
by whom issued, the name of the prisoner, when received, the date of the arrest and
commitment, for what crime or other cause the party is imprisoned, and on what authority,
how long the prisoner was so imprisoned, how released or discharged, and the warrant
therefor or the receipt of the officer of the penitentiary when sent there. All of said entries shall be full and complete, so as to give a perfect history
of each case. The record shall be kept as a public record, and turned over to his successor.
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