STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
PRIVATE PRISON FACILITIES
20-803. Private prison contractors — Contract or approval required to construct and operate private prison facilities and to house out-of-state prisoners. (1) A private prison contractor may not construct or operate a private prison facility in this state except pursuant to a contract with the state of Idaho, as authorized in chapter 2, title 20, Idaho Code, or pursuant to a written contract with a county or city of this state, as authorized by the provisions of this chapter.
(2) A private prison contractor may not house in a private prison facility in this state prisoners who have been convicted of offenses committed against the laws of a governmental entity other than the state of Idaho and its political subdivisions except pursuant to a written contract with the board of county commissioners of the county in which the facility is located or the governing body of the city in which the facility is located, and only if the requirements of this chapter are met.
[20-803, added 1998, ch. 360, sec. 1, p. 1124; am. 2001, ch. 335, sec. 2, p. 1180.]