Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 20
STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
CHAPTER 8
PRIVATE PRISON FACILITIES
20-804.  Authority of county or city to house prisoners in a private prison facility. (1) A board of county commissioners or the governing body of a city may authorize the housing of specific minimum to medium security prisoners of the county or the city in a private prison facility pursuant to contract with the private prison contractor and subject to the review and approval of the prisoners by the department of correction. Provided, however, that in no event shall a board of county commissioners or the governing body of a city authorize, nor shall the department of correction approve, housing of any maximum or close custody prisoners, inmates imprisoned for sexual offenses or prisoners with a history or record of institutional violence involving the use of a deadly weapon, a history or record of committing any act of an assaultive nature that would qualify as a felony under the laws of the state of Idaho against any prisoner, employee or visitor while confined, or a history or record of escape or attempted escape from secure custody.
(2)  A board of county commissioners may not contract with a private prison contractor in which a commissioner or an elected or appointed peace officer or other county official has an interest pursuant to chapter 5, title 74, Idaho Code. The governing body of a city may not contract with a private prison contractor in which the mayor, a member of the city council, or any appointed peace officer or other city official has an interest pursuant to chapter 5, title 74, Idaho Code. A contract made in violation of the provisions of this subsection is voidable.

History:
[20-804, added 1998, ch. 360, sec. 1, p. 1125; am. 2001, ch. 335, sec. 3, p. 1180; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 27, p. 407.]


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