HB 1127 has been sent to the Senate and would clarify requirements for contracts between the department and private correctional facilities. It was authored by Rep. Kinkade and referred to Corrections/Appropriations.
ECTION 1. Section 47-5-1211, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
(1) A contract between the department and a contractor for private correctional facilities or services shall not be entered into unless the contractor has demonstrated that it has:
(a) The qualifications, experience and management personnel necessary to carry out the terms of the contract.
(b) The ability to expedite the siting, design and construction of correctional facilities.
(c) The ability to comply with applicable laws, court orders and national correctional standards. (d) Demonstrated history of successful operation and management of other correctional facilities.