The Legislature hereby finds that adequate and modern prison facilities are essential to the safety and welfare of the people of this state and other states, and that contracting for portions of governmental services is a viable alternative for this state and its political subdivisions.
Further, the Legislature finds that allowing for the establishment of private prison facilities is an economic development opportunity for local communities and will augment the general revenue fund.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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