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75-5295. Powers of counties or groups of counties under act. For the purposes of this act and to provide for the correctional services described in K.S.A. 75-5291 and amendments thereto, a county or group of cooperating counties, through their boards of county commissioners, or administrative bodies established by cooperating counties, may:

(a) Acquire by any lawful means, including purchase, lease or transfer of custodial control, the lands, buildings and equipment necessary and incidental to such purposes;

(b) enter into contracts, which are necessary and incidental to such purposes;

(c) determine and establish the administrative structure best suited to the efficient administration and delivery of such correctional services;

(d) employ a director and such other officers, employees, and agents as deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this act;

(e) make grants in accordance with the comprehensive plan of funds provided by grant payments under K.S.A. 75-52,105 and amendments thereto to corporations organized not for profit, for development, operation and improvement of such correctional services; and

(f) use unexpended funds, accept gifts, grants and subsidies from any lawful source, and apply for, accept and expend federal funds.

History: L. 1978, ch. 364, § 6; L. 1989, ch. 92, § 8; January 1, 1990.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Public officers and employees prohibited from making certain contracts; county community corrections program director. 90-4.

Community correctional officer held not a law enforcement officer under law enforcement training act. 96-33.

Community corrections act; authority for additional county fee. 96-54.

Community correctional officer is not a "law enforcement officer" under private investigative or security operations act. 98-27.


1. No credit allowed toward controlling sentence (21-4614a) for time spent under house arrest (21-4603b); inpatient drug treatment issue remanded. State v. Williams, 18 K.A.2d 424, 429, 856 P.2d 158 (1993).

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