(a)        When any person charged with a felony or an impaired driving offense is confined for any period in a county jail, local confinement facility, district confinement facility, or satellite jail/work release unit, the administrator or other person in charge of the facility shall attempt to determine if the prisoner is a legal resident of the United States by an inquiry of the prisoner, or by examination of any relevant documents, or both.

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 162-62

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • United States: shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941

(b)        If the administrator or other person in charge of the facility is unable to determine if that prisoner is a legal resident or citizen of the United States or its territories, the administrator or other person in charge of the facility holding the prisoner, where possible, shall make a query of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States Department of Homeland Security. If the prisoner has not been lawfully admitted to the United States, the United States Department of Homeland Security will have been notified of the prisoner’s status and confinement at the facility by its receipt of the query from the facility.

(c)        Nothing in this section shall be construed to deny bond to a prisoner or to prevent a prisoner from being released from confinement when that prisoner is otherwise eligible for release.

(d)       Repealed by Session Laws 2010-97, s. 12, effective July 20, 2010. ?(2007-494, s. 1; 2010-97, s. 12.)