(a) The county commissions of several counties and the governing authorities of municipalities are hereby authorized to cooperate with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles in the establishment of restitution centers. Such centers shall be operated by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. County or municipal property may be utilized with the approval of the county commission or municipal governing authority for the construction, renovation, and maintenance of facilities owned by the state or a local political subdivision. Such a facility may be furnished or leased to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a period of time for use as a restitution center.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 15-18-76

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • restitution: Full, partial or nominal payment of pecuniary damages to the victim or to its equivalent in services performed or work or labor done for the benefit of the victim as determined by the court of record. See Alabama Code 15-18-66
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(b) It is the intent of this section that county and local governments contribute only to the establishment, renovation, furnishing, and maintenance of the physical plant of the restitution center and that the Board of Pardons and Paroles support the operation of and have the responsibility of offenders in such centers. Provided, however, that no provision of this article shall operate so as to deprive the court of its power to revoke probation of residence or the State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ power to revoke parolees housed in the center.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-588, p. 928, §12.)