2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stolle
Co-Patron(s): Deeds
Jail Capacity Study (language only)

Item 76 #7s

Item 76 #7s

Compensation Board

Page 64, line 39, insert:
"T. the Compensation Board, in conjunction 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 accommodate 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 Committee by October 1, 2008."

(This amendment requires the preparation of an assessment of 1) the feasibility of, and 2) the resources needed to carry out a two-year study of local and regional jail capacity and staffing requirements.)