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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_148 > GS_148-18

§ 148‑18.  Wages,allowances and loans.

(a)        Prisoners employedby Correction Enterprises shall be compensated as set forth in Article 14 ofthis Chapter. Prisoners participating in work assignments established by theDivision of Prisons shall be compensated at rates fixed by the Department ofCorrection's rules and regulations; provided, that no prisoner so paid shallreceive more than one dollar ($1.00) per day, unless the Secretary determinesthat the work assignment requires special skills or training. Upon approval ofthe Secretary, inmates working in job assignments requiring special skills ortraining may be paid up to three dollars ($3.00) per day. The CorrectionEnterprises Fund shall be the source of wages and allowances provided toinmates who are employed by the Department of Correction in work assignmentsestablished by the Division of Prisons.

(b)        A prisoner shall berequired to contribute to the support of any of his dependents residing inNorth Carolina who may be receiving public assistance during the period ofcommitment if funds available to the prisoner are adequate for such purpose.The dependency status and need shall be determined by the department of socialservices in the county of North Carolina in which such dependents reside.

(c)        Repealed by SessionLaws 1995, c. 233, s. 2. (1935, c. 414, s. 19; 1967, c. 996, s. 3; 1969, c.982; 1973, c. 1262, s. 10; 1975, c. 506, s. 3; c. 716, s. 7; 1991 (Reg. Sess.,1992), c. 902, s. 5; 1993, c. 321, s. 175; 1995, c. 233, s. 2; 2007‑280,s. 3.)