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HB 765: Youth in Solitary Confinement


Youth in Solitary Confinement; Prohibits DOC or local governmental body from subjecting youth prisoners to solitary confinement; prohibits youth prisoners from being subjected to emergency cell confinement for longer than certain duration; requires facility staff to document placements of youth prisoners in emergency cell confinement; requires mental health clinician perform face-to-face evaluation of youth prisoners subjected to emergency cell confinement; provides for individualized suicide crisis intervention plan for certain youth prisoner; provides for protection of youth prisoners held in disciplinary cell confinement; requires DOC & boards of county commissioners to certify compliance & adopt specified policies & procedures.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/30/2021 House • Filed
    12/13/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
    • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
    1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    3/14/2022 House • Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

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  • HB 765, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/30/2021 at 2:02 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1934 Solitary Confinement of Incarcerated Youths Taddeo Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Criminal Justice
    S 206 Inmate Confinement Farmer Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Health Policy

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    944.09 Rules of the department; offenders, probationers, and parolees. Page 10 (pdf)
    944.279 Disciplinary procedures applicable to prisoner for filing frivolous or malicious actions or bringing false information before court. Page 12 (pdf)
    951.23 County and municipal detention facilities; definitions; administration; standards and requirements. Page 10 (pdf)
    958.155 Page 3 (pdf)

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