2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bloxom
Transportation of Prisoners (language only)

Item 61 #1h

Item 61 #1h

Compensation Board

Page 51, after line 46, insert:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, unless agreed to by the affected sheriff, no judge shall order any sheriff to transport prisoners to or from Virginia Department of Corrections facilities when a prisoner is to appear in court for a crime committed while the prisoner is incarcerated in a Department of Corrections facility.  The Department of Corrections shall be responsible for the transportation to and from all court appearances of any inmate whose court appearance is the result of a crime committed while in the custody of the Department."

(This amendment establishes that it is the responsibility of the Department of Corrections (DOC) to transport prisoners to and from court when the appearance is related to a crime committed in a DOC facility.)