§28-5C-2. Commitment of female felons.
Any adult female found guilty of committing a felony as defined in section one, article eleven, chapter sixty-one, who is not placed on probation in accordance with the provisions of article twelve, chapter sixty-two, shall be committed to the custody of the state department of corrections for the duration of her sentence. The commissioner of the state department of corrections shall, as he deems appropriate, either place female felons in state correctional institutions or contract with any person, corporation, governmental agency or other entity for their incarceration and care.