§25-7-3. Establishment of industries at correctional facilities;
purposes and extent.
The Commissioner of the Division of Corrections or the
commissioner's designee has exclusive authority to execute
contracts for the sale of products manufactured or serviced at
state correctional facilities, as necessary to carry out the
provisions of this article. The commissioner or designee is
authorized to purchase equipment, raw materials and supplies and to
employ necessary supervisory personnel to establish and maintain,
at state correctional facilities and institutions under the
commissioner's control, industries which use the services of
inmates to manufacture and produce articles and products for use by
any office, department, institution or agency supported, in whole
or in part, by this state or its political subdivisions.