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75-5275. Prison-made goods; establishment of industries at correctional institutions; authorized sales; contracts for certain work projects, conditions. (a) The secretary is hereby authorized to purchase in the manner provided by law, equipment, raw materials and supplies, and to employ the supervisory personnel necessary to establish and maintain for this state at each correctional institution, industries for the utilization of services of inmates or juvenile offenders in the manufacture or production of such articles or products or in providing such services as authorized by the prison-made goods act of Kansas.

(b) The secretary is hereby authorized to sell all such articles, products and services to the federal government, any state agency, state employees for their personal use, any local agency, or any organization within the state and, to the extent not prohibited by federal law, to other states.

(c) The secretary is hereby authorized to contract with a private individual, corporation, partnership or association for work projects involving assembly, processing, fabrication or repair of parts or components for goods or products being manufactured or produced by the contracting party. Any contract authorized by this subsection shall be in compliance with federal law and shall not result in the significant displacement of employed workers in the community. If an inmate or juvenile offender receives at least federal minimum wage pursuant to a contract authorized by this subsection, the provisions of K.S.A. 75-5211 and 75-5268, and amendments thereto, for withdrawing amounts from the compensation paid to inmates or juvenile offenders shall apply.

(d) The secretary is hereby authorized to contract with a private individual, corporation, partnership or association for work projects involving the repair of real estate damaged by a tenant under the release supervision of the department of corrections.

History: L. 1973, ch. 339, § 78; L. 1978, ch. 366, § 8; L. 1986, ch. 336, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 52, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 56, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 9, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 85, § 1; July 1.

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