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§ 99-19-23. Sentence; credit for time of prisoner's pre-trial or pre-appeal confinement.
 

The number of days spent by a prisoner in incarceration in any municipal or county jail while awaiting trial on a criminal charge, or awaiting an appeal to a higher court upon conviction, shall be applied on any sentence rendered by a court of law or on any sentence finally set after all avenues of appeal are exhausted. 
 

Sources: Codes, 1942, § 2540.5; Laws,  1968, ch. 382, § 1, eff from and after passage (approved April 11, 1968).