2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Simon
Study of Closure of Private Prisons (language only)

Item 391 #32h

Item 391 #32h

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 426, after line 44, insert:

"S. The Director, Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Director, Department of Criminal Justice Services, shall study the use of privately operated prisons in the Commonwealth, and the requirements for closure of existing privately operated prisons. The Directors shall transmit a copy of their report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than December 15, 2019."


(This amendment requires the Department of Corrections and Department of Criminal Justice Services to jointly study the use of privately operated prisons in Virginia, and what would be required to close them.)