(1) By habeas corpus or some other legal writ;
Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-13-120
- Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
(2) When the prisoner is delivered to a constable or other inferior officer, to carry such prisoner to some common jail;
(3) When any person is sent, according to law, to any common workhouse of correction;
(4) When the prisoner is removed from one place or prison to another within the same county for his trial or discharge in due course of law;
(5) In case of sudden fire, infection or other necessity; or
(6) When brought into court as a witness in some matter or cause as provided by law.