§25-5-10. Site selection.
The regional jail authority shall approve the site for the proposed facility. Approval shall be in accordance with legislative rules promulgated in accordance with chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. One such legislative rule shall establish criteria for identifying and evaluating potential sites for private prisons and shall provide for a public hearing or hearings to allow reasonable participation in the selection process by the citizens of the area to be affected by the construction and operation of a private prison.