Q Is there any authority, other than the $10 per day authorized in Section 21-23-7(11), for a municipality to recoup the cost of housing a prisoner?

A This Section provides the only authority for a municipality to recoup housing costs from an inmate, and states that the municipal court is authorized to assess the inmate up to $10 per day to assist in covering these costs. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Hemphill, dated October 7, 2011)