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2023 Legislative Oversight Committee on Jail Standards Final Report

Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Pursuant to House Bill 22-1063, the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Colorado Jail Standards (oversight committee) is responsible for overseeing the 22-member Colorado Jail Standards Commission (commission), which was required to recommend standards for the operation of jails in the following areas:

  • reception and release;
  • classification of inmates;
  • security;
  • housing;
  • sanitation and environmental conditions;
  • communication;
  • visitation;
  • health care, mental and behavioral health care, and dental care;
  • restrictive housing;
  • inmate grievances;
  • jail staffing; and
  • inmate prerogatives.

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