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(a) In addition to convicts sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail, the jail is used as a prison for the safekeeping or confinement of the following persons:
(1) Persons committed for trial for public offenses;
(2) Inmates sentenced to imprisonment in the penitentiary, until their removal to the penitentiary;
(3) Persons committed for contempt or on civil process;
(4) Persons committed on failure to give security for their appearance as witnesses in any criminal cases;
(5) Persons charged with or convicted of a criminal offense against the United States;
(6) Insane persons, pending transfer to a hospital for the insane or other disposition; and
(7) All other persons committed to the jail by authority of law.
(b) The jailer may perform evaluations of the persons listed in subdivisions (a)(1)-(7) for purposes of classification, management, care, control and cell assignment.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 41. Correctional Institutions and Inmates § 41-4-103 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-41-correctional-institutions-and-inmates/tn-code-sect-41-4-103.html
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