Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 20
STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
CHAPTER 8
PRIVATE PRISON FACILITIES
20-801.  Definitions. In this chapter:
(1)  "Contracting authority" means a board of county commissioners or the governing body of a city.
(2)  "Correctional facility" means a facility for the confinement of prisoners. The term shall be construed to include references to terms including, but not limited to, "prison," "state prison," "state penitentiary," "governmental detention facility," "penal institution (facility)," "correctional institution," "detention institution (facility)," "county jail," "jail," "private prison (facility)" or "private correctional facility." The term does not include a treatment facility designed to evaluate and treat substance abuse when the treatment facility is operated under the direction of a political subdivision of the state of Idaho.
(3)  "Governmental entity" means a state, county, city, municipal corporation or other political subdivision of the state, or a territory of the United States and any political subdivision thereof.
(4)  "In-state prisoner" means a person who has been convicted of a crime in the state of Idaho and is either incarcerated or on parole for that crime or in custody for trial and sentencing, and who is being housed in any state, local or private correctional facility, or who is being transported in any manner within or through the state of Idaho.
(5)  "Local correctional facility" means a facility for the confinement of prisoners operated by or under the control of a county or city. The term shall include references to "county jail," or "jail." The term shall also include a private correctional facility housing prisoners under the custody of the state board of correction, the county sheriff or other local law enforcement agency.
(6)  "Medium security" or "medium custody" means a security or custody classification reserved for prisoners who have demonstrated an ability to follow institutional rules and regulations, who may have a considerable amount of time remaining to serve and who may present an escape risk at a lower assigned custody level.
(7)  "Minimum security" or "minimum custody" means a security or custody classification reserved for prisoners who have continuously demonstrated an ability to follow institutional rules and regulations; who are either committed for a nonviolent crime or are committed on a violent crime; who are generally within twelve (12) months of parole eligibility; and who normally do not present an escape risk.
(8)  "Out-of-state prisoner" or "out-of-state inmate" means a person who is convicted of and sentenced for a crime in a state other than the state of Idaho, or under the laws of the United States or other foreign jurisdiction, and who is being housed in any state, local or private correctional facility in the state of Idaho, or who is being transported in any manner within or through the state of Idaho.
(9)  "Prisoner" means a person who has been convicted of a crime in the state of Idaho and is either incarcerated or on parole for that crime or in custody for trial and sentencing, or who is convicted of and sentenced for a crime in a state other than the state of Idaho, or under the laws of the United States or other foreign jurisdiction, and who is being housed in any state, local or private correctional facility, or who is being transported in any manner within or through the state of Idaho. The term shall be construed to include references to terms including, but not limited to, "inmate," "convict," "detainee," and other similar terms, and shall include "out-of-state prisoner" and "out-of-state inmate."
(10) "Private prison contractor" means any person, organization, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other business entity engaged in the site selection, design, design/building, acquisition, construction, construction/management, financing, maintenance, leasing, leasing/purchasing, management or operation of private prison facilities or any combination of these services. For purposes of this chapter, "private prison contractor" does not include those persons, organizations, partnerships, joint ventures, corporations or other business entities that contract with a political subdivision of the state of Idaho for the construction of a facility provided the facility will be operated by the political subdivision or where the facility is operated under the direction of the political subdivision and is designed to evaluate and treat substance abuse.
(11) "Private prison facility" or "private correctional facility," for purposes of this chapter, means a correctional facility constructed or operated in the state of Idaho by a private prison contractor pursuant to contract with a contracting authority as defined herein.

History:
[20-801, added 1998, ch. 360, sec. 1, p. 1124; am. 2001, ch. 335, sec. 1, p. 1178.]


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