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641.261 REGIONAL JAILS.
    Subdivision 1. Purpose of act. The purpose of sections 641.261 to 641.266 is to enable
counties to cooperate to provide adequate jail facilities with suitable work programs and
rehabilitation and treatment services for persons whose commitment to a county jail is authorized
by law.
    Subd. 2. Persons who may be committed. The regional jail shall serve as a place of
commitment for persons whose commitment to a county jail is authorized by law by a court
having jurisdiction within the cooperating counties, subject to admission rules and charges
for care as the regional jail board may prescribe. The regional jail board may also accept the
commitment of persons whose commitment to a county jail is authorized by law by a court
having jurisdiction outside the cooperating counties, subject to admission rules and charges for
care as the regional jail board may prescribe.
    Subd. 3. Commissioner of corrections; powers, duties. The commissioner of corrections
shall promulgate, in the manner provided by law, rules relating to standards for county regional
jails in the following matters:
(1) minimum aggregate population base upon which a county regional jail may be practically
operated;
(2) site and buildings necessary for an adequate regional jail, considering such factors as
inmate security, health, and work opportunities;
(3) qualifications of staff, and ratio of staff to inmate population;
(4) programs of work, rehabilitation, and treatment. When a county regional jail does not
comply with the standards so promulgated, a judge of the district court or the commissioner
of corrections may institute condemnation proceedings in the manner provided in Minnesota
Statutes 1961, section 641.26.
    Subd. 4. Lengthy imprisonment. Upon certification by the commissioner of corrections to
those courts described in subdivision 2 that a regional jail has complied with the provisions of
subdivision 3, all persons sentenced to imprisonment in a county jail by such courts for more than
seven days, except those sentenced under section 631.425, or subject to detention in a county jail
pending trial or other disposition of their cases for periods in excess of 14 days must be committed
to or detained in a regional jail in the manner provided in subdivision 2.
History: 1963 c 452 s 1; 1971 c 591 s 1; 1985 c 248 s 70