Mental health treatment for inmates

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 63 on mental health treatment for inmates, sponsored by Rep. Negele.  Sen. Glick presented the bill. The bill permits, under certain circumstances, an offender committed to the department of correction to be held … [Read more...]

Mental health treatment for inmates

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 63, authored by Sen. Glick, regarding mental health treatment for inmates. The bill provides that committed offenders with serious physical or mental disorders may remain in treatment facilities operated by the … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 519, P.L. 191 Effective: July 1, 2019; §2 effective May 2, 2019 Allows certain individuals who commit an offense in a penal facility to be sentenced to the Department of Correction. Urges the legislative council to assign an appropriate study committee to … [Read more...]

Regional holding facility

H.E.A. 1065, P.L. 239 Effective May 5, 2019 Provides that a "regional holding facility" is an existing facility that is currently established and operated by the department of correction (department) that offers mental health and substance abuse treatment, … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

H.E.A. 1078, P.L. 240 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction (DOC) if: (1) the person is a violent offender; or (2) the person has two prior unrelated felony convictions. These … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

H.E.A. 1080, P.L. 26 Effective: April 10, 2019 Provides that the department of correction may adopt emergency rules concerning the deprivation of earned good time credit for a person who is placed in a community corrections program. Makes a technical … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1078 sponsored by Sen. M. Young regarding the commitment of Level 6 offenders to the DOC. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction if … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1080, sponsored by Sen. M. Young, regarding community corrections and credit time. The bill provides that the Department of Correction may adopt emergency rules concerning the deprivation of earned good time … [Read more...]