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241.08 MONEY OF INMATES OF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner custodian of money. The chief executive officer of each
institution under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of corrections shall have the care and
custody of all money belonging to inmates thereof which may come into the chief executive
officer's hands, keep accurate accounts thereof, and pay them out under rules prescribed by law
under section 243.23, subdivision 3, or by the commissioner of corrections, taking vouchers
therefor. All such money received by any officer or employee shall be paid to the chief executive
officer forthwith. Every such executive officer, at the close of each month, or oftener if required
by the commissioner, shall forward to the commissioner a statement of the amount of all money
so received and the names of the inmates from whom received, accompanied by a check for the
amount, payable to the commissioner of finance. On receipt of such statement, the commissioner
shall transmit the same to the commissioner of finance, together with such check. Upon the
payment of such check, the amount shall be credited to a fund to be known as "Correctional
Inmates Fund," for the institution from which the same was received. All such funds shall be
paid out by the commissioner of finance upon vouchers duly approved by the commissioner of
corrections as in other cases. The commissioner may permit a contingent fund to remain in the
hands of the executive officer of any such institution from which necessary expenditure may
from time to time be made.
    Subd. 2. Inmate bank deposits. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1 or other
law to the contrary, the commissioner of corrections may permit the inmates of the institutions
under the commissioner's control to deposit money in a bank or other financial institution. The
commissioner shall establish rules governing the deposits and shall require each inmate to
maintain at the institution in which confined an amount adequate for the inmate's needs during the
period of confinement and to assist the inmate upon release therefrom on parole or by discharge.
History: 1961 c 750 s 15 subd 3; 1973 c 69 s 1; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1980 c 509 s 95; 1985 c
248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 252 s 2; 1991 c 326 s 9; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 28