2004 Regular Session
To: Corrections; Appropriations
By: Senator(s) Huggins
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT PRIVATE PRISONS AND STATE AGENCIES MAY NOT BUY GOODS OR SERVICES FROM AN ENTITY THAT EMPLOYS INMATES FROM A CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OF ANOTHER STATE UNLESS MISSISSIPPI PRISON INDUSTRIES PROVIDES THE GOODS OR SERVICES FROM A CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OF ANOTHER STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Any private prison or governing authority as defined in Section 31-7-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, except the corporation defined in Section 47-5-539, Mississippi Code of 1972, may not procure goods or services from an entity that employs or uses inmates of a correctional system of another state unless Mississippi Prison Industries Corporation provides the goods or services from a correctional system of another state.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.