HB 795 Prisons; isolated confinement prohibited, exceptions.
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Summary as introduced:
Isolated confinement in prisons prohibited; exceptions. Prohibits placing an inmate who is a member of a vulnerable population, defined in the bill, in isolated confinement, also defined in the bill, or placing any inmate in isolated confinement for more than 15 consecutive days or 20 days in a 60-day period, unless (i) there is a facility-wide lockdown, (ii) isolated confinement is necessary because of a risk of harm to the inmate or others, (iii) the inmate is placed in medical isolation, or (iv) the inmate is placed in voluntary protective custody. The bill requires the Department of Corrections to implement policies and procedures regarding the use of isolated confinement, including training standards for its personnel, and to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on a semiannual basis on the use of isolated confinement. The bill also directs the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the Twenty-First Century to study the prevalence of mental illness in jails and submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2019.

Full text:
01/09/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104547D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/09/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104547D
01/09/18  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/18  House: Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/18  House: Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (5-Y 0-N)
02/13/18  House: Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety