2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Board of Corrections Oversight of Jails (language only)

Item 384 #8c

Item 384 #8c

Public Safety
Department Of Corrections

Page 336, after 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 which results in increased jail capacity 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 the provisions of §§ 53.1-5 and 53.1-68, Code of Virginia, as well as 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, if such action will result in increased jail capacity, 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.)