SEC. 93-13-135. Convicts; appointment of guardian; when guardianship to cease.
When any convict shall be sentenced to the penitentiary for a year or longer, the chancery court of the county of his residence, or where any of his property may be, may appoint a guardian, who shall take charge of the real and personal estate of the convict. The guardianship shall cease when the term of imprisonment shall expire or the convict die; and so much of the estate of the convict as may be then in the hands of his guardian, shall be restored to him, or his legal representatives in case of his death, the guardian having such reasonable allowance therefrom for his services as the court may deem proper.
SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2123; 1892, Sec. 2218; 1906, Sec. 2436; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1997; 1930, Sec. 1901; 1942, Sec. 438.