Maine Revised Statutes

§1562. Restitution

The imposition of restitution at all jails is subject to the following conditions. [1995, c. 197, §1 (RPR).]

1. Damage to property.  Restitution may be imposed for the purpose of replacing or repairing property destroyed or damaged by a prisoner or juvenile while the prisoner or juvenile is at the jail. When restitution is imposed at a jail, a prisoner or a juvenile who is subject to that restitution and who is able to generate money from whatever source shall pay 25% of that money to the facility where the damage occurred. The facility shall collect that money and apply it to defray the cost of replacement or repair of the items destroyed or damaged.
[ 1995, c. 197, §1 (RPR) .]
2. Medical care.  Restitution may be imposed for the purpose of paying the cost of medical care incurred as a result of the conduct of a prisoner or juvenile while the prisoner or juvenile is at the jail. When restitution is imposed at a jail, a prisoner or a juvenile who is subject to that restitution and who is able to generate money from whatever source shall pay 25% of that money to the jail where the medical care was provided. The facility shall collect that money and apply it to defray the cost of medical care.
[ 1995, c. 197, §1 (RPR) .]
3. Transfer of prisoner or juvenile.  A prisoner or juvenile who is transferred to another facility remains liable for any restitution authorized under this subchapter. The facility receiving the prisoner or juvenile shall collect the restitution and transfer it to the facility where the damage occurred or where the medical care was provided.
[ 1995, c. 197, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Money available.  Restitution is not authorized if its imposition would create an excessive financial hardship, as determined by the sheriff, on the dependents of the prisoner. Any payments made for the support of the dependents that are required by the Department of Health and Human Services may not be used for restitution payments.
[ 1995, c. 197, §1 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 737, §§A2,C106 (NEW). 1989, c. 6, (AMD). 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 104, §§C8,10 (AMD). 1995, c. 197, §1 (RPR). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).