2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Board of Corrections Oversight of Jails (language only)

Item 384 #12s

Item 384 #12s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 336, following line 13, insert:
"D.1. No city, county, town or regional jail shall authorize the construction, remodeling, renovation or rehabilitation of any facility to house any inmate in secure custody without the prior approval of the Board of Corrections.
2. Any facility operated by any local or regional jail in the Commonwealth which houses any inmate in secure custody shall be subject to all rules, regulations, and inspections established by the Board of Corrections."

(This amendment requires prior approval of the Board of Corrections before any jail facility is built, remodeled, renovated or rehabilitated to house inmates in secure custody, regardless of funding source. This amendment also establishes that all facilities housing inmates in secure custody are subject to Board of Corrections' rules, regulations and inspections.)