Maine Revised Statutes

§1607. Family support

A prisoner may not participate in a work program under section 1605 or any other program administered by the sheriff by which a prisoner is able to generate money unless the prisoner consents to pay at least 25% of that money for the support of that prisoner's dependent children if the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of that prisoner's dependent child requests that payment. Upon the written request of a parent, legal guardian or legal custodian, the sheriff of the county jail where the prisoner is incarcerated shall collect and disburse to the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian that portion of the prisoner's money to be paid for the support of that prisoner's dependent children. This section does not apply to any prisoner making payments for the support of a dependent child pursuant to a support order issued by a court or by the Department of Health and Human Services. [1997, c. 358, §3 (NEW); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV).]

SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 358, §3 (NEW). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV).