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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15 > GS_15-126

§15‑126.  Commitment to county jail.

All persons committed toprison before conviction shall be  committed to the jail of the county in whichthe examination is had, or to that of the county in which the offense ischarged to have been  committed: Provided, if the jails of these counties areunsafe, or injurious to the health of prisoners, the committing magistrate maycommit to the jail of any other convenient county. And every sheriff or jailerto whose jail any person shall be committed by any court or  magistrate ofcompetent jurisdiction shall receive such prisoner and give a receipt for him,and be bound for his safekeeping as prescribed by law. (1868‑9,c. 178, subch. 2, s. 33; Code, s. 1164; Rev., s. 3231; C.S., s. 4598; 1973, c.1286, s. 26; 1975, c. 166, s. 25.)