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Work Opportunities For Offenders In Department Of Corrections

Concerning work opportunities for persons imprisoned by the department of corrections.
2022 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act clarifies the opportunities available to inmates imprisoned by the department of corrections (department). The act clarifies that the rehabilitation and work opportunities available to inmates are to promote the person's successful rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration into the community. The act clarifies a distinction between external programs, which occur in partnership with employers outside of department facilities, and internal programs, which occur inside a department facility and may be in partnership with employers outside of department facilities. The act amends inmate compensation and permissible deductions from an inmate's account.

(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