2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Report on Jail Capacity (language only)

Item 377 #1c

Item 377 #1c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 255, after line 31, insert:
"E. The Board of Corrections shall include within its reporting formats on the capacity of each local and regional jail, a measure of the actual jail capacity, which shall include double-bunking, with exceptions as appropriate, in the judgment of the Board, for isolation, segregation, or medical cells, or similar units which would not normally be double-bunked.  Exceptions to this measure of capacity may also be made for jails which were constructed prior to 1980.  A report on this revised measure of jail capacity shall be presented to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee by October 15, 2010."

(This amendment requests the Board of Corrections to measure the capacity of each local and regional jail based on double-bunking. This is one of a series of amendments to enable the criminal justice system to manage its workload effectively during a period of severe budget reductions.)