2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Expand Video Visitation for Inmates

Item 400 #2s

Item 400 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections FY2021 $0 FY2022 $250,000 GF

Page 476, line 30, strike "$821,331,843" and insert "$821,581,843".

Page 478, after line 25 insert:

"N. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 from the general fund in the second year is provided for the Department of Corrections to provide expanded video visitation services for inmates."


(This amendment provides $250,000 from the general fund in the second year for expanded and subsidized prison family video visitation services. The purpose of this budget amendment is to promote public safety by allowing constructive reintegration for offenders with their families and children, to increase family and community ties prior to the release of the offender, and decrease the likelihood of recidivism.)