(1) The Department of Corrections shall operate a system of Forestry Work Camps on sites that are conducive to providing a meaningful work experience by having inmates clean the environment and beautify this state. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall determine and make available sites for placement of Forestry Work Camps. In addition to sites located by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Department of Corrections shall determine sites for placement of Forestry Work Camps.
(2) The Forestry Work Camps shall provide services to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Department of Transportation, other state agencies, political subdivisions, and nonprofit corporations by performing public works and engaging in programs to beautify this state. Inmate labor provided pursuant to this act shall be supervised according to the provisions of s. 946.40.
(3) Political subdivisions of the state may provide sites for placement of Forestry Work Camps and are encouraged to provide such sites. The Department of Corrections shall make inmate labor available at no cost to political subdivisions providing sites for placement of Forestry Work Camps.
(4) Forestry Work Camps shall house minimum custody inmates and medium custody inmates who are not serving a sentence for, or who have not been previously convicted of, sexual battery pursuant to s. 794.011.
(5) Due to severe prison overcrowding, the Legislature declares that construction of Forestry Work Camps is necessary to alleviate an emergency situation.