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Punishment for contempt shall be by imprisonment. The term of imprisonment shall not
extend beyond the session at which it is inflicted. When either house shall direct the imprisonment
of a person for a contempt the keeper of the jail of the county in which the seat of government
is situated shall receive and detain the person in close confinement during the term fixed by the
order of commitment, or until the detainee is discharged by vote of the committing body or
due process of law.
History: (39) RL s 20; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 469 art 1 s 1