General Laws

Section 24. The sheriffs of the several counties, and their respective deputies, shall be responsible under the provisions of this section for the transportation of prisoners or other persons in their custody including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) prisoners or other persons in their custody to and from the several divisions or departments of the trial court,

(b) prisoners or other persons placed in their custody by any of the several divisions or departments of the trial court under the provisions of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine,

(c) prisoners or other persons placed in their custody by any of the several divisions or departments of the trial court to be remanded to any noncorrectional facility for the purpose of receiving medical, social, psychological and other related services,

(d) persons under the age of 18 years placed in their custody by any of the several divisions or departments of the trial court under any of the provisions of chapter one hundred and nineteen, and

(e) prisoners or other persons required to be returned from out of the commonwealth for trial or confinement under the provisions of sections eleven to twenty R, inclusive, of chapter two hundred and seventy-six.

Any person placed in the custody of a sheriff who has been transported to a division or department of the trial court shall, upon the completion of such transportation, be transferred into the custody of such court.