2001 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representative Henderson, Huddleston, Mayo, Morris, Reynolds
House Bill 1691
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT IN LIEU OF OPERATING AND MAINTAINING A COUNTY JAIL, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF QUITMAN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MAY CONTRACT FOR THE HOUSING OF COUNTY INMATES WITH A NEIGHBORING COUNTY, A CORRECTIONAL AUTHORITY IN A NEIGHBORING COUNTY, A NONPROFIT CORPORATION OR A PRIVATE CORPORATION OWNING, OPERATING OR MANAGING A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN A NEIGHBORING COUNTY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. In lieu of operating and maintaining a county jail as provided in Section 19-3-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, the Board of Supervisors of Quitman County, Mississippi, in its discretion, may contract with a neighboring county, a correctional authority in a neighboring county, a nonprofit corporation owning, operating or managing a correctional facility in a neighboring county or a private corporation owning, operating or managing a correctional facility in a neighboring county, for the housing of county inmates.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.