§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.