2014 Tennessee Code
Title 41 - Correctional Institutions and Inmates
Chapter 24 - Private Prison Contracting Act of 1986
§ 41-24-119 - Terms of release of out-of-state prisoner incarcerated in Tennessee.

TN Code § 41-24-119 (2014) What's This?

(a) For the purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, "out-of-state prisoner" means a person incarcerated in a correctional facility within this state on behalf of a state other than Tennessee or a governmental entity whose jurisdiction is outside of Tennessee. "Out-of-state prisoner" does not include a person incarcerated on behalf of an Indian tribe or on behalf of the United States.

(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, after May 8, 2007, no prison contractor shall contract to accept an out-of-state prisoner for incarceration within any correctional facility operated by the prison contractor within Tennessee unless the sending state contractually agrees to return, and to pay the full costs of returning, the prisoner to the sending state prior to the prisoner's release from incarceration.

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