1997 Regular Session
By: Representatives Cameron, Huddleston
House Bill 478
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE OFFENDERS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO WORK FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC.; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The Commissioner of Corrections may authorize the working of offenders, on a voluntary basis, in support of Habitat for Humanity, Inc., a nonprofit organization. However, offenders shall only be used to work on construction projects. The Department of Corrections shall establish all proper regulations for the working, guarding, safekeeping, clothing, housing and subsistence of offenders when they are working.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.