2017 Mississippi Code
Title 47 - Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole
Chapter 5 - Correctional System
Special Needs Prison Program of 1994
§ 47-5-1105. Contracts for special needs facilities and services; eligibility of inmate for special needs facility; rates and benefits standards

Universal Citation: MS Code § 47-5-1105 (2017)
  • (1) The commissioner is authorized to enter into contracts for a special needs correctional facility and services only as provided in Sections 47-5-1101 through 47-5-1123.
  • (2) No contract shall be entered into unless it offers cost savings of at least ten percent (10%) to the department.
  • (3) Any inmate sentenced to the custody of the department identified as having a special need may be eligible to be incarcerated in a special needs correctional facility in which a contractor is providing correctional services.
  • (4) The rates and benefits for correctional services shall be negotiated by the commissioner based upon American Correction Association Standards, state law and court orders.
  • (5) The special needs facility or the site for a proposed facility must comply with all local zoning ordinances and regulations.
  • (6) The department may contract for the construction or leasing of a special needs facility. Any facility operated by a private contractor must house medium or maximum security inmates.
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