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CS/SB 722 — Education for Student Inmates

by Criminal Justice Committee and Senator Perry

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill authorizes a county or municipal detention facility or the Department of Corrections to contract with a Florida College System institution to provide education services to its inmates. The bill affirmatively provides that state funds provided for the operation of postsecondary workforce programs may be expended on a state inmate with 24 months or less remaining on his or her sentence, notwithstanding s. 1011.81(4), F.S., which prohibits state funds for the Florida College System Program Fund from being expended on the education of state or federal inmates.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 113-0