§25-7-13. Establishment of programs authorized by the federal
Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) Certification
Program for employment of inmates by private persons;
lease of land and improvements.
(a) The Commissioner of the Division of Corrections may
establish programs for the employment of inmates by a private
person or entity for the manufacture of articles and products as
part of a program authorized pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1761(c), the
Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) Certification Program. In
establishing these programs, the commissioner may enter into
agreements with private persons or entities to construct or lease
facilities at a state adult correctional facility, or at another
agreed location, for manufacturing and processing goods or for any
other business, commercial or agricultural enterprise.
(b) In connection with an agreement made under subsection (a)
of this section, the commissioner may lease land and improvements
on the grounds of a state correctional facility for use by the
private party to the agreement. Any such lease shall be for a term
of not more than twenty years and may contain options for renewal.