STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
PRIVATE PRISON FACILITIES
20-808. Monitoring private prisons. In addition to and without limiting the authority provided in this chapter or by contract entered into pursuant to section 20-805, Idaho Code, or as provided by other applicable law, the board of county commissioners, the county sheriff, the prosecuting attorney or the authorized agents and employees of a county in which a private prison facility is located and the governing board of a city, the city attorney, law enforcement personnel of the city and other authorized agents and employees of the city in which a private prison facility is located, shall be authorized to monitor the facility and to enter the facility and the grounds thereof for the following purposes:
(1) To determine if the private prison contractor, its personnel and the private prison facility are in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, all laws of the state of Idaho and any ordinances or written policies and procedures of the county or city governing the private prison facility;
(2) To investigate any criminal conduct which has occurred, is occurring or is alleged to have occurred in or on the grounds of, or otherwise in connection with, the facility;
(3) To determine whether the facility is being operated in a manner which adequately safeguards and protects the safety of the public;
(4) To review prisoner security or custody classifications to determine whether any classifications need to be revised.
[20-808, added 1998, ch. 360, sec. 1, p. 1129; am. 2001, ch. 335, sec. 7, p. 1189.]