Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 21
Recovery of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-21-9

§ 12-21-9. Commitment for failure to obey judgment or sentence.

If any person against whom sentence is passed or judgment rendered, under any penal statute, shall refuse or neglect to perform the sentence or to pay the judgment, he or she shall, by order of the court passing the sentence or by the officer charged with the execution issued on the judgment, be committed to the adult correctional institutions, and be imprisoned there until the sentence is performed or he or she is discharged by due course of law.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 288, § 10; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, § 10; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 12-21-9.