2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Charlotte County Facility Planning (language only)

Item 391 #5c

Item 391 #5c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 362, strike lines 2 through 11 and insert:
G.1.  The Department shall continue planning for the new correctional facility in Charlotte County.  This facility shall be designed and operated with the objective of reducing the rate of recidivism.  The design shall include one or more dormitory-style units to house transition centers for inmates about to be released from incarceration, return-to-custody centers for habitual technical probation violators, or similar programs.  The facility shall maximize the provision of vocational education, substance abuse treatment, and intensive cognitive remediation treatment programs, using practices that have been demonstrated by widely accepted evidence to be effective in reducing recidivism.  The facility plan shall also include transitional services linked with regional reentry councils, district probation offices and related public and private agencies, as well as the proposed strategy for measuring the effectiveness of this facility in reducing recidivism.  The Department shall provide a report on the proposed conceptual design, the proposed levels and types of programs, and the proposed reentry and evaluation plans for this facility to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee by September 1, 2008."

(This amendment expresses the intent of the General Assembly that the new state correctional facility in Charlotte County be designed and operated with the objective of reducing the rate of recidivism.)