Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the department based on facts submitted
on behalf of a person sentenced and confined in a state prison, that any such person
has been erroneously sentenced, it shall be the duty of the department to communicate
with the sentencing court, the inmate's defense attorney and the district attorney
of the county in which such person was convicted. If upon investigation, the sentencing court, the defense attorney or the district
attorney believes that the person has been so erroneously sentenced, the sentencing
court, or the district attorney acting at the direction of the sentencing court, shall
notify the department and arrange for the person to be heard and properly resentenced. The department thereupon shall comply with any court order to produce such person
from such prison and cause him or her to be taken before the court in which he or
she was sentenced for the purpose of resentence. The cost and expense of the return of such person necessarily incurred shall be
a charge against the county from which he or she was committed.
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