2006 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Corrections

Item 387

Item 387

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Administrative and Support Services (39900)$60,663,380$57,903,137
General Management and Direction (39901)FY2007 $13,980,740FY2008 $14,452,458
Information Technology Services (39902)FY2007 $10,816,209FY2008 $8,871,127
Accounting and Budgeting Services (39903)FY2007 $3,300,675FY2008 $3,300,675
Architectural and Engineering Services (39904)FY2007 $7,150,358FY2008 $5,831,358
Human Resources Services (39914)FY2007 $2,476,957FY2008 $2,476,957
Planning and Evaluation Services (39916)FY2007 $341,282FY2008 $341,282
Procurement and Distribution Services (39918)FY2007 $7,994,764FY2008 $7,994,764
Training Academy (39929)FY2007 $5,780,134FY2008 $5,780,134
Offender Classification and Time Computation Services (39930)FY2007 $8,822,261FY2008 $8,854,382
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $56,563,380FY2008 $53,803,137
SpecialFY2007 $4,100,000FY2008 $4,100,000

Authority:  §§ 53.1-1 and 53.1-10, Code of Virginia.

A. 1. Any plan to modernize and integrate the automated systems of the Department of Corrections shall be based on developing the integrated system in phases, or modules.  Furthermore, any such integrated system shall be designed to provide the department the data needed to evaluate its programs, including that data needed to measure recidivism.

2.  The appropriation in this Item includes $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the Contract Prisoners Special Revenue Fund to defray a portion of the costs of developing the offender management system.  In addition to any general fund appropriations and any federal grant funds available from the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Department of Corrections may, subject to the authorization of the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, utilize additional revenue deposited in the Contract Prisoners Special Revenue Fund to support the development of the offender management system.

B. Included in this appropriation is $600,000 the first year and $600,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to be used for installation and operating expenses of the telemedicine program operated by the Department of Corrections. The source of the funds is revenue from inmate fees collected for medical services.

C. Included in this appropriation is $3,000,000 the first year and $3,000,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to be used by the Department of Corrections for the operations of its Corrections Construction Unit. The Comptroller shall continue the Corrections Construction Unit Special Operating Fund on the Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System to reflect the activities of contracts between the Corrections Construction Unit and (i) institutions within the Department of Corrections for work not related to a capital project and (ii) agencies without the Department of Corrections for work performed for those agencies.

D. All residential staff housing properties owned by the Commonwealth and in the possession of the Department of Corrections are authorized to be sold as surplus property pursuant to § 2.2-1156, Code of Virginia. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-1156 D, Code of Virginia, all net proceeds from the sale of such property after provision is made for any bonds outstanding on such property, as appropriate, shall be deposited into the general fund. Prior to the sale of these properties the Department of General Services shall obtain an appraisal of the fair market value of such properties. Current employees of the Department of Corrections who are currently residing in such residential staff housing shall be granted the first right of refusal to purchase these residences at fair market value.

E. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 53.1-20 A. and B., Code of Virginia, the director of the Department of Corrections shall receive offenders into the state correctional system from local and regional jails at such time as he determines that sufficient, secure and appropriate housing is available, placing a priority on receiving inmates diagnosed and being treated for HIV, mental illnesses requiring medication, or Hepatitis C. The director shall maximize, consistent with inmate and staff safety, the use of bed space in the state correctional system. The director shall report monthly to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Secretary of Administration on the number of inmates housed in the state correctional system, the number of inmate beds available, and the number of offenders housed in local and regional jails that meet the criteria set out in § 53.1-20 A. and B.

F. Included within the appropriation for this Item is $1,319,000 the first year from the general fund for the Commonwealth's share of the cost of constructing a wastewater treatment plant by the town of Craigsville.   No payment shall be made to the town unless  the Department of Corrections enters into a new contract with the town of Craigsville, which, along with other appropriate terms, shall provide that all charges paid for all future wastewater treatment for the Augusta Correctional Center shall be based only upon the correctional center's actual metered usages and that the Augusta Correctional Center shall be charged at a rate no higher than the lowest rate charged to any other customer of Craigsville's wastewater treatment system. After such contract between the department and the town has been entered into, the funds shall be paid to the town in quarterly installments after a construction contract for the facility has been entered into by the town.