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Housing Mentors In Youthful Offender Facility

Concerning permitting youthful offenders to be housed in the same facility as inmates that mentor youthful offenders.
2020 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under existing law, offenders sentenced to the youthful offender system are housed and serve their sentences in a facility separate from, and are not brought into daily physical contact with, inmates older than 24 years of age who are sentenced to the department of corrections who have not been sentenced to the youthful offender system. The bill adds an exemption that permits youthful offenders to be housed in a youthful offender facility with inmates who are participating in a mentoring program; except that youthful offenders may not be housed with inmates who have been convicted of a sex offense.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Gonzales
Rep. S. Gonzales-Gutierrez



Sen. L. Crowder, Sen. C. Hansen, Sen. D. Moreno, Sen. N. Todd, Sen. F. Winter

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