COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES (Chapters 211 through 262)
CERTAIN WRITS AND PROCEEDINGS IN SPECIAL CASES
HABEAS CORPUS AND PERSONAL LIBERTY
Notice; prisoners held for crimes
Section 17. If it appears from the return of the writ or otherwise that the prisoner is imprisoned on a criminal accusation, he shall not be discharged until notice has been given to the attorney general or other attorney for the commonwealth.