STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
IDAHO CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES ACT
20-413A. training programs with certain private employers. (1) The board may establish training programs with certain private employers as authorized in this section. Authorized training programs shall include:
(a) Contracts with private agricultural employers for the use of trainees in the production, harvesting, and processing of agricultural products; and
(b) Contracts with private employers for the use of trainees to provide telecommunication services at a call or contact center established at a facility controlled by the board or at a private employer’s place of business.
(2) The use of trainees may not result in the displacement of employed workers within the local region in which the training program is operated.
(3) The board shall establish by rule factors to be considered by the board prior to entering into such contract, including but not limited to ensuring that employed workers are not displaced, inmate safety, compliance with industry regulations, and any security risks and needs. All moneys derived from such contracts shall be deposited into the correctional industries betterment account established in section 20-415, Idaho Code.
(4) Trainees shall receive a stipend for their participation pursuant to section 20-412, Idaho Code. The board shall establish by rule factors to be considered in dispersing trainee earnings. Deductions shall be made for:
(a) Reducing or offsetting costs of incarceration from the general fund;
(b) Satisfying court-ordered restitution, fines and other legal judgments;
(c) Providing resources for successful reentry by inmates;
(d) Reentry savings; and
(e) Any other deduction otherwise authorized by law or adopted by rule of the board.
[20-413A, added 2014, ch. 282, sec. 1, p. 716; am. 2020, ch. 83, sec. 10, p. 219; am. 2022, ch. 88, sec. 2, p. 252.]