(1)(a) The correctional education program is authorized to sell goods and services
to inmates, invited guests, employees of the department, governmental agencies, or
nonprofit organizations only if the provision of the goods or services offers a valuable
educational experience for inmates and fulfills the goals and objectives of the program.
(b) The department shall adopt procedures for hearing complaints of unfair competition
by privately owned businesses. If a privately owned business makes a complaint of unfair competition in relation
to the activities of the correctional education program, the department shall hold
a hearing on the complaint. The executive director or his or her designee shall hear the complaint, and the
decision of the director or designee is final. As part of the report required by section 17-32-105(8), the department shall report the number of complaints filed pursuant to this paragraph
(b) and the outcome of the complaints.
(2)(a) The program shall fix and determine the prices at which all labor is performed
and at which all goods and services produced are sold. Such prices must be as near to the prevailing market prices for goods and services
of similar quality as is practical or goods and services sold through the Colorado
community college system pursuant to section 24-113-104, C.R.S.
(b) The program shall ensure that the level of quality of goods and services produced
is comparable to similar goods and services available from the private sector or the
Colorado community college system. The sale of such goods or services shall not give rise to any warranties. No refund or replacement shall be made after ninety days from the date of the sale.
(c) The correctional education program shall transmit all revenues collected by the
program from the sale of goods or services to the state treasurer for deposit in the
correctional education program fund, created pursuant to section 17-32-107.
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