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589.18 NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN TO COUNTY ATTORNEY OR ATTORNEY
GENERAL.
In criminal cases, if the petitioner is confined in a county jail or other local correctional
facility, notice of the time and place at which the writ is returnable must be given to the county
attorney of the county from which the petitioner was committed, if the county attorney is within
the petitioner's county. If the petitioner is confined in a state correctional facility, the notice of
the time and place at which the writ is returnable must be given to the attorney general, and the
attorney general shall appear for the person named as respondent in the writ. In other cases, notice
of the time and place at which the writ is returnable must be given to any person interested in
continuing the custody or restraint of the petitioner.
History: (9756) RL s 4590; 1915 c 227 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1979 c 102 s 13; 1985
c 265 art 9 s 1