Roberts, 011880 MSAGO, 19800118

Docket Nº:19800118
Case Date:January 18, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Judge Lee Roberts
No. 19800118
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
January 18, 1980
         Judge Lee Roberts          Post Office Box 1125          Meridian, Mississippi 39301          Justice Court Judges' authority to release county prisoners           Dear Judge:          This correspondence is pursuant to our conversation in Jackson, concerning the authority of a Justice Court Judge to release a prisoner after serving only part of his sentence.          In response to your request, we are not aware of any authority which would allow a Justice Court Judge to suspend the execution of a sentence of imprisonment after the defendants shall have begun to serve such sentence.          Please find enclosed a copy of Section 99-19-25 of the Mississippi Code...

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