§25-7-15. Establishment of programs authorized by the federal
Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) Certification
Program for employment of juvenile residents by
private persons; lease of land and improvements.
(a) The Director of the Division of Juvenile Services may
establish programs for the employment of residents 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 director may enter into agreements
with private persons or entities to construct or lease facilities
at a state juvenile 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 any agreement made under subsection (a)
of this section, the director may lease land and improvements on
the grounds of a juvenile 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.