§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.