2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Reassess Staffing at Piedmont Regional Jail (language only)

Item 377 #2c

Item 377 #2c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 322, after line 23, insert:
"G.1.  The Department of Corrections shall reassess the appropriate staffing ratios for the Piedmont Regional Jail and Western Tidewater Regional Jail.  The Department of Corrections shall complete this assessment by October 1, 2011.
2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph H. of Item 67.90, the Compensation Board may approve funds for the operational costs, including salaries, for local and regional jail capacity previously constructed with federal funds, where the contract for housing federal inmates under which such capacity was built has expired, and provided such local or regional jail is not exempted from the cost recovery provisions in paragraph H. of Item 67.30 for housing federal and out-of-state inmates.  Funds for operational costs, including salaries, shall only be approved under this provision subject to appropriations by the General Assembly in Item 67.20 for this purpose."

(This amendment requires the Department of Corrections to assess whether the Piedmont Regional Jail and Western Tidewater Regional Jail have the appropriate staffing. It also provides authority to the Compensation Board to staff jail bed capacity housing state and local responsible inmates in beds formerly built for housing federal inmates, where federal contracts under which the beds were previously built with federal funds have expired. The Commonwealth recovers an inmate per diem for federal inmates housed in the jail in order to recover state funded staffing costs.)