(1) When a person is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or enters an Alford plea to a felony offense and is sentenced to jail as a condition of conditional discharge or as a condition of probation, the Department of Corrections shall pay for the incarceration of that person in a jail at the same rate and under the same conditions as for a Class D felon who is incarcerated in the jail under KRS 532.100.
(2) If a person incarcerated in a jail on conditional discharge or probation under subsection (1) of this section is granted work release, he or she shall pay the work release fees required by law to the jailer. The amount of work release fees paid by a prisoner shall be deducted from the amount which the Department of Corrections shall pay for the incarceration of that prisoner.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 533.025

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(3) The Department of Corrections may, during the prisoner’s period of incarceration in the jail, take custody of the prisoner and hold that person in a state prison facility for the purpose of treating the following medical conditions:
(a) Chronic heart and lung conditions; (b) Psychiatric conditions;
(c) Acute medical conditions that require diagnostic testing or hospitalization; (d) Acute surgical conditions;
(e) Pregnancy; or
(f) Any other medical condition which the Department of Corrections may set out by administrative regulation.
Effective: April 24, 2020
History: Amended 2020 Ky. Acts ch. 109, sec. 9, effective April 24, 2020. — Amended
2000 Ky. Acts ch. 345, sec. 10, effective July 14, 2000. — Created 1998 Ky. Acts ch.
606, sec. 115, effective July 15, 1998.