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20-408.  Duties of board. The board of correction shall:
(1)  Recommend productive enterprises in such volume and of such kinds as to eliminate unnecessary idleness among the inmates and to provide diversified work activities that will serve as a means of vocational education and rehabilitation, as well as financial support;
(2)  Determine the advisability and suitability of establishing, expanding, diminishing, or discontinuing any enterprise;
(3)  Hold hearings and make rules for conducting such hearings. The board may, in its discretion, hold public hearings on any subject within its jurisdiction;
(4)  Conduct programs of research, education and publicity for correctional industries products;
(5)  Secure new markets for correctional industries products;
(6)  Enter into such contracts and agreements as may be necessary or advisable pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;
(7)  Appoint and employ all necessary officers, agents and other personnel, including any experts in any correctional industries enterprise pursuit, prescribe their duties and fix their compensation;
(8)  Cooperate with any local, state or national organization or agency and to enter into contracts and agreements with such agencies for carrying on and promoting the purposes of this chapter;
(9)  Adopt, rescind, modify and amend all necessary and proper orders, rules and regulations for the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties as described in this section; and
(10) Keep or cause to be kept in accordance with accepted standards of good accounting practice, accurate records of all collections, receipts, deposits, withdrawals, disbursements, paid-outs, moneys, and other financial transactions made and done pursuant to this chapter. The books, records and accounts shall be open to inspection and audit by the legislative council and the public at all times.

[20-408, added 1974, ch. 48, sec. 2, p. 1096; am. 1980, ch. 101, sec. 6, p. 222; am. 1993, ch. 327, sec. 5, p. 1198; am. 2010, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 642; am. 2020, ch. 83, sec. 7, p. 218.]

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