Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 20
STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
CHAPTER 8
PRIVATE PRISON FACILITIES
20-812.  Enforcement — Available remedies — Civil penalty. (1) The county prosecuting attorney shall have authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter, and any county ordinances enacted, or written policies or procedures adopted by the county with respect to the operation of a private prison facility in the county, or any contract entered into between a board of county commissioners and a private prison contractor by civil action and may seek all available civil remedies including injunction. If the prosecuting attorney prevails in the action, the private prison contractor shall be liable to the county for attorney’s fees and costs of suit. The action shall be brought in the district court of the county in which the private prison facility is located or is proposed to be located.
(2)  The city attorney shall have authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter, and any city ordinances enacted or written policies or procedures adopted by the governing body of the city with respect to the operation of a private prison facility within the city, or any contract entered into between the governing body of a city and a private prison contractor by civil action and he may seek all available civil remedies including injunction. If the city attorney prevails in the action, the private prison contractor shall be liable for attorney’s fees and costs of suit. The action shall be brought in the district court of the county in which the private prison facility is located or is proposed to be located.
(3)  In addition to any other remedies, a private prison contractor constructing, renovating or operating a private prison facility in this state in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or any ordinances enacted or written policies or procedures adopted by a county or city governing the construction, renovation or operation of a private prison facility, or a contract entered into pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each separate violation or for each day of a continuing violation.

History:
[20-812, added 1998, ch. 360, sec. 1, p. 1130; am. 2001, ch. 335, sec. 9, p. 1190.]


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