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609.105 SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT.
    Subdivision 1. Sentence to less than 180 days. In a felony sentence to imprisonment,
when the remaining term of imprisonment is for 180 days or less, the defendant shall be
committed to the custody of the commissioner of corrections and must serve the remaining term
of imprisonment at a workhouse, work farm, county jail, or other place authorized by law.
    Subd. 1a. Definitions. (a) The terms in this subdivision apply to this section.
(b) "Remaining term of imprisonment" as applied to inmates whose crimes were committed
before August 1, 1993, is the period of time for which an inmate is committed to the custody of
the commissioner of corrections minus earned good time and jail credit, if any.
(c) "Remaining term of imprisonment" as applied to inmates whose crimes were committed
on or after August 1, 1993, is the period of time equal to two-thirds of the inmate's executed
sentence, minus jail credit, if any.
    Subd. 1b. Sentence to more than 180 days. A felony sentence to imprisonment when the
warrant of commitment has a remaining term of imprisonment for more than 180 days shall
commit the defendant to the custody of the commissioner of corrections.
    Subd. 2. Place of confinement. The commissioner of corrections shall determine the place
of confinement in a prison, reformatory, or other facility of the Department of Corrections
established by law for the confinement of convicted persons and prescribe reasonable conditions
and rules for their employment, conduct, instruction, and discipline within or without the facility.
    Subd. 3. Sentence to one year or less. A sentence to imprisonment for a period of one year or
any lesser period shall be to a workhouse, work farm, county jail, or other place authorized by law.
History: 1963 c 753 art 1 s 609.105; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1997 c 2 s 61; 1999 c 126 s
10; 1999 c 194 s 7,8; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 5 s 7-9