2014 Tennessee Code
Title 41 - Correctional Institutions and Inmates
Chapter 24 - Private Prison Contracting Act of 1986
§ 41-24-106 - Standards of security -- Resumption of state control on termination of contract.

TN Code § 41-24-106 (2014) What's This?

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, prior to entering a contract for providing the security function for any prison, such as providing correctional officers or other persons providing security and control over inmates, the following requirements shall be met:

(1) A plan shall be developed and certified by the governor that demonstrates the method by which the state would resume control of the prison upon contract termination. This plan shall be submitted for review and comment to the state and local government committee of the senate and the state government committee of the house of representatives and the committees shall solicit comments from law enforcement agencies, district attorneys general, and criminal judges in the county in which the prison is located and the surrounding counties. State officials responsible for approving any contract for the security function or any contract that includes provision of security are encouraged to await the comments of the state and local government committee of the senate and the state government committee of the house of representatives prior to executing any such contract; and

(2) The commissioner shall certify to the state and local government committee of the senate and the state government committee of the house of representatives that the security procedures proposed by the contractor are equal or superior to the security procedures in effect at existing state-operated prisons and the commissioner shall comment on the relationship of the procedures proposed by the contractor to each standard of security and control specified in the standards for adult correctional institutions by the American Correctional Association.

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