1. It shall be the duty of the commissioner to distribute, among the correctional
institutions under his jurisdiction, the labor and industries assigned to said institutions,
due regard being had to the location and convenience of the prisons, and of the other
institutions to be supplied, the machinery now therein and the number of prisoners,
in order to secure the best service and distribution of the labor, and to employ the
prisoners, so far as practicable, in occupations in which they will be most likely
to obtain employment after their discharge from imprisonment. The commissioner shall change or dispose of the present plants and machinery in
said institutions now used in industries which shall be discontinued, and which can
not be used in the industries hereafter to be carried on in said prisons, due effort
to be made by full notice to probable purchasers, in case of sales of industries or
machinery, to obtain the best price possible for the property sold, and good will
of the business to be discontinued.
2. The commissioner shall submit reports, quarterly, to the senate finance committee,
the assembly ways and means committee, and the director of the budget, regarding industries
under his jurisdiction. Such reports shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) all materials, machinery or other property procured, and the cost thereof;
(b) all other expenditures and the nature thereof;
(c) all receipts and the nature thereof;
(d) all inventory on hand at the opening and closing of the quarter;
(e) recommendations regarding the continuance of the program.
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