1999 Regular Session
To: Corrections; County Affairs
By: Senator(s) Walls
Senate Bill 2552
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-935, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ANY COUNTY IN WHICH A REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED MAY OVERSEE CERTAIN MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 47-5-935, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
47-5-935. Concurrent with the execution of a contract for housing of state offenders as authorized by Sections 47-5-931 through 47-5-941, the sheriff of a county where the facility is located is designated as the Chief Corrections Officer for the facility housing state offenders, and in that capacity, shall assume responsibility for management of the corrections facility and for the provision of the care and control of the state offenders housed therein. The sheriff shall be subject to the direction of the department for management of the correctional facility. The board of supervisors of the county where the facility is located may review and oversee any of the matters left to the discretion of the sheriff by the department. The sheriff shall submit all rules and regulations established by the sheriff for the operation of the facility to the board for approval.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.