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Use CSP II To House Inmates In An Emergency

Concerning measures to address prison population management issues, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the emergency use of the Centennial south campus of the Centennial correctional facility to house inmates.
2019 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

State prisons - bed shortages - CSP II - input from prison population interim committee. Under current law, the Centennial south campus of the Centennial correctional facility (CSP II) is not available to house inmates. The act allows CSP II to be used to house inmates when the state male prison vacant bed rate, excluding RTP treatment beds, remains below one percent vacancy for 2 consecutive months. Once the prison population surpasses one percent vacancy, the department of corrections (department) shall transfer any inmates housed in CSP II to an appropriate facility under the department's control within 30 calendar days. No more than 126 inmates may be housed at CSP II.

The department shall report the use of CSP II to the joint budget committee and the judiciary committees of the senate and the house of representatives, or any successor committees, within 5 calendar days after the use and will make monthly reports during its use.

The act requires the department to consider input from the prison population management interim committee regarding:

  • Strategies to safely reduce the prison population and reduce recidivism; and
  • Prison use analysis.

These provisions repeal September 1, 2020.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details