CCRP 892     

Art. 892. Post-sentence statement by sheriff; accompanying documents

            A. The sheriff shall prepare a statement indicating the amount of time a defendant has spent in custody prior to conviction when the defendant has been convicted of a felony and is committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, has been convicted of a misdemeanor and sentenced for a term of one year or more to any penal institution, or has been ordered committed to any mental institution or mental hospital. The sheriff shall retain a copy of the statement and submit the original to the sheriff of the parish to which the defendant is sentenced.

            B.(1) When a sheriff's statement is required pursuant to Paragraph A of this Article, the clerk of court shall also prepare the following documents:

            (a) A copy of the indictment under which the defendant was convicted.

            (b) A copy of the Uniform Sentencing Commitment Order in the format authorized by the Louisiana Supreme Court which shall include the name and address of the judge, the district attorney, and the defense attorney who participated in the sentencing trial. If the department needs information relating to the sentence not provided in the Uniform Sentencing Commitment Order, it may request that information from the court.

            (2) The clerk shall retain a copy of the statement and documents and send the original to the sheriff of the parish to which the defendant has been sentenced, where they shall be preserved. The documents, or copies thereof, shall be made available to the governor, the pardon board, and the parole committee.

            C. All statements and documents required by this Article shall physically accompany any defendant when said defendant is transferred to a penal institution or a mental institution or mental hospital. Said documents and statements shall be tendered to the officer in charge of the institution at the time that the defendant is presented for admittance thereto.

            D. Failure to comply with the provisions of this Article shall not affect the validity of a prosecution, conviction, or sentence.

            Amended by Acts 1975, No. 731, §1; Acts 1977, No. 608, §1; Acts 1978, No. 179, §1; Acts 1982, No. 543, §1; Acts 1987, No. 98, §1; Acts 2011, No. 186, §1; Acts 2017, No. 36, §1; Acts 2017, No. 98, §1, eff. December 1, 2017.