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Worcester County, MD
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[Amended 7-10-1984 by Bill No. 84-7]
The Warden shall have the responsibility and the authority for the transportation of any prisoner legally committed to the Worcester County Jail from the time of the lawful commitment until discharged, released or withdrawn from the jail pursuant to legal authority. This shall include the transportation to and from court, medical facilities, rehabilitation programs and other institutions but shall specifically exclude transportation of prisoners for those purposes as stated in § PS 5-202 herein. The Sheriff shall assist the Warden in fulfilling transportation responsibilities as necessary.
Responsibilities of law enforcement agencies. It shall be the responsibility of the arresting law enforcement agency to deliver any lawfully committed prisoner to the Worcester County Jail. It shall be the responsibility of the Sheriff of Worcester County to transport any prisoner who is legally required to be present at any court proceeding in another jurisdiction. Transportation of any prisoner being held in the Worcester County Jail for any federal, state, other county or municipality shall be the responsibility of that agency.
Responsibility of work release prisoners. Prisoners participating in an approved work release program shall be responsible for their own transportation. Prisoners working on public property pursuant to § PS 5-301 herein shall be transported to the work site by the appropriate county or municipal agency or department.
The Warden may release prisoners into the custody of the Commissioner of Corrections or any federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency where such transfer of custody may be necessary for such prisoner to attend court, be confined temporarily in another jurisdiction, receive medical services or attend rehabilitation programs.