2017 Mississippi Code
Title 47 - Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole
Chapter 5 - Correctional System
Special Needs Prison Program of 1994
§ 47-5-1121. Nondelegable responsibilities

Universal Citation: MS Code § 47-5-1121 (2017)
  • No contract for private correctional facilities or services shall authorize, allow, or imply a delegation of the authority or responsibility of the state to a prison contractor to:
    • (a) Classify inmates or place inmates in less restrictive custody or more restrictive custody;
    • (b) Transfer an inmate, although the contractor may recommend in writing that the department transfer a particular inmate;
    • (c) Grant, deny, or revoke sentence credits;
    • (d) Recommend that the parole board either deny or grant parole, although the contractor may submit written reports that have been prepared in the ordinary course of business;
    • (e) Develop and implement procedures for calculating sentence credits or inmate release and parole eligibility dates;
    • (f) Require an inmate to work, except on department-approved projects; approve the type of work that inmates may perform; or award or withhold wages or sentence credits based on the manner in which individual inmates perform such work; or
    • (g) Determine inmate eligibility for furlough and work release.
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