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The governing body of any city may purchase, build, or lease, maintain and regulate, one
or more lockups for the detention of persons charged with offenses against its ordinances and
bylaws, or for the confinement of persons sentenced to imprisonment for violation of these
ordinances and bylaws. Under regulations prescribed by the governing body, the lockup may be
used for temporary detention of any prisoner under arrest. No purchase or lease, and no plans for
building a lockup, or no plans for repairing a lockup at an expense of more than $5000 shall be
finally adopted until the same has been approved by the commissioner of corrections. No contract
for erection or repair shall be valid unless the suggestions and advice of the commissioner have
been filed with the clerk of the municipality before its execution.
History: (10875) RL s 5487; 1955 c 491 s 1; 1959 c 263 s 2; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1976
c 299 s 5