§ 34-105. Management and operation of jail facilities by Department of Corrections or private p...
Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 34-105
§ 34-105. Management and operation of jail facilities by Department of Corrections or private prison contractor
A. The governing body of any city or town is authorized to enter into professional services contracts with the State Department of Corrections for the housing of state prisoners in any facility approved by the State Department of Corrections or private contractors for the management and operation of any jail owned by the city or town or for the incarceration of inmates in facilities owned and operated by the city or town. Such services shall meet any standards prescribed and established for jails in this state, including but not limited to standards concerning internal and perimeter security, discipline of inmates, employment of inmates, and proper food, clothing, housing, and medical care. Contracting procedures shall be pursuant to municipal ordinances. Said contracts shall be entered into for a period not to exceed fifty (50) years, subject to annual appropriation by the governing body of the city or town. Said contracts shall be valid for a fiscal year only if the governing body of the city or town provides an appropriation for the contract for the fiscal year.
B. Any contract between a city or town and private prison contractor, whereby the contractor provides for the housing, care, and control of inmates in a facility owned and operated by the contractor, shall contain provisions granting the city or town the option at the beginning of each fiscal year to purchase, at a predetermined price any such facility.
E. A private contractor, in implementing a contract pursuant to the provisions of this section, shall not be bound by state laws or other legislative enactments which govern the appointment, qualifications, duties, salaries or benefits of jailers or other employees of the jail facilities, except that any personnel authorized to carry and use firearms shall comply with the certification standards required by the provisions of Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes and be authorized to use firearms only to prevent the commission of a felony, to prevent escape from custody, or to prevent an act which would cause death or serious bodily injury to the personnel or to another person.
Laws 1987, c. 80, § 10, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1987, c. 205, § 28, operative July 1, 1987.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 34-105, OK ST T. 11 § 34-105
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 322 of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023), and through Chapter 6 of the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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