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  221.400.  Regional jail districts may be established, procedure, contents, holding of prisoners. — 1.  Any two or more contiguous counties within the state may form an agreement to establish a regional jail district.  The district shall have a boundary which includes the areas within each member county, and it shall be named the "______ Regional Jail District".  Such regional jail districts may contract to carry out the mission of the commission and the regional jail district.

  2.  The county commission of each county desiring to join the district shall approve an ordinance or resolution to join the district and shall approve the agreement which specifies the duties of each county within the district.

  3.  If any county wishes to join a district which has already been established under this section, the agreement shall be rewritten and reapproved by each member county.

  4.  The agreement which specifies the duties of each county shall contain the following:

  (1)  The name of the district;

  (2)  The names of the counties within the district;

  (3)  The formula for calculating each county's contribution to the costs of the district;

  (4)  The types of prisoners which the regional jail may house, limited to prisoners which may be transferred to counties under state law;

  (5)  The methods and powers which may be used for constructing, leasing or financing a regional jail;

  (6)  The duties of the director of the regional jail;

  (7)  The timing and procedures for approval of the regional jail district's annual budget by the regional jail commission; and

  (8)  The delegation, if any, by the member counties to the regional jail district of the power of eminent domain.

  5.  Any county, city, town or village may contract with a regional jail commission for the holding of its prisoners.


(L. 1994 S.B. 520, A.L. 1997 S.B. 89 merged with S.B. 218)

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