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§148‑37.1.  Prohibition on private prisons housing out‑of‑stateinmates.

(a)        Except as otherwiseprovided in this section or authorized by North Carolina law, no municipality,county, or private entity may authorize, construct, own, or operate any type ofcorrectional facility for the confinement of inmates serving sentences forviolation of the laws of a jurisdiction other than North Carolina.

(b)        The provisions ofthis section shall not apply to facilities owned or operated by the federalgovernment and used exclusively for the confinement of inmates servingsentences for violation of federal law, but only to the extent that suchfacilities are not subject to restriction by the states under the provisions ofthe United States Constitution. (2000‑67, s. 16.3(a).)