2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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Peumansend Creek Regional Jail Study (language only)

Item 383 #1s

Item 383 #1s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security


Page 376, following line 23, insert:

"C. The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall jointly prepare a report on potential options for continued utilization of the Peumansend Creek Regional Jail as a state, regional, or local correctional mental health facility.  This shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, conversion of this facility into a regional mental health facility for inmates from regional or local jails who have been determined to have mental illness and who could be more appropriately housed in a specialized, minimum security facility rather than in a traditional jail setting.  The study shall address financing options; governance and accountability; the appropriate mechanisms for administering the facility; security, operational, medical, and mental health treatment standards; and transport procedures.  The Secretaries shall consult with the U.S. Department of the Army and leadership at Fort A. P. Hill to assure continuation of a cooperative agreement for the use of the property, as appropriate.  Copies of the report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1, 2017."


(This amendment directs the Secretaries of Public Safety and Homeland Security and Health and Human resources to provide a report on the potential use of the Peumansend Creek Regional Jail, which is closing in the spring of 2017, as a treatment facility for jail inmates with mental illness.)