2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Task Force on Geriatric Inmates (language only)

Item 380 #8s

Item 380 #8s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 327, following line 33, insert:
"N.  The Department of Corrections, with support from the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, the Virginia Parole Board, and the Department of Planning and Budget shall establish a task force to consider the feasibility of providing a geriatric parole release facility for older correctional inmates with special medical needs who could be released on parole on condition of living in this facility.  The work group shall assess the extent to which other states may have addressed the requirements for housing older inmates, the extent to which federal funding for such a facility may be available, potential cost savings from such alternative facilities, and the potential availability of existing facilities within the Commonwealth which might be converted for such use.  The preliminary findings of this review shall be provided to the Secretaries of Public Safety and Health and Human Resources, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, by October 15, 2011."

(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to establish a task force to consider options for housing its growing geriatric inmate population.)