2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sherwood
Jail Operating Capacity Study (language only)

Item 76 #9h

Item 76 #9h

Compensation Board

Page 64, after line 38, insert:
"T.  The Compensation Board, in conjuction with the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, shall report on the feasibility and resource requirements to review the operational capacity and staffing needs of each local and regional jail facility in the Commonwealth.  The report shall include requirements to complete such a review within a two-year period, to develop a standard for the establishment of operational capacity based upon facility design standards, and to establish a baseline staffing standard for each facility and a standard to accomodate growth in inmate populations in excess of established capacities.  The report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2008."

(This amendment provides language for the development of a plan to review and assess all local and regional jail facilities in terms of appropriate inmate operating capacity and appropriate staffing levels for operation under capacity and under overcrowding conditions.)