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§ 5-1006. Compensatory or punitive damages awarded to prisoners

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Prisoner Litigation Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-1006
§ 5-1006. Compensatory or punitive damages awarded to prisoners
Damages paid to satisfy outstanding judgments or orders
(a)(1) Any compensatory or punitive damages awarded to a prisoner in connection with a civil action shall be paid directly to satisfy any outstanding judgment of restitution or child support order pending against the prisoner.
(2) If there are multiple judgments of restitution or child support orders pending against the prisoner, any compensatory damages shall be distributed against those judgments or orders on a pro rata basis.
(3)(i) The State, the Department, and the Division of Correction may not be liable for any failure to credit an award as provided in this section.
(ii) The State, the Department, the Division of Correction, and any county or municipality, through any authorized employee or official, may reclaim any money erroneously credited to a prisoner without judicial action in order to comply with this section.
Notification of crime victims and recipients of child support
(b) If a prisoner is awarded compensatory or punitive damages for a civil action, the prisoner's custodian shall notify, in writing, the victim or victims of the crime for which the prisoner is incarcerated and the recipient or recipients of any child support obligation for which the prisoner is responsible.

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Added by Acts 1997, c. 495, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 20, § 1, eff. April 14, 1998; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 1, eff. April 8, 2006.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-1006, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-1006
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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