§ 53.1-71.5

Board to promulgate regulations

The Board shall make, adopt and promulgate regulations governing the following aspects of private management and operation of regional jail facilities:

1. Minimum standards for the construction, equipment, administration and operation of the facilities; however, the standards shall be at least as stringent as those established for local correctional facilities;

2. Contingency plans for operation of a contractor-operated facility in the event of a termination of the contract;

3. Use of deadly and nondeadly force by regional jail facility contractors’ security personnel;

4. Methods of monitoring a contractor-operated facility by an appropriate state or local governmental entity or entities;

5. Public access to a contractor-operated facility; and

6. Such other regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.


1994, c. 715.


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