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HB 959: Youth In Solitary Confinement


Youth In Solitary Confinement; Creates "Youth in Solitary Confinement Reduction Act; prohibits DOC or local government body from subjecting youth to solitary confinement; provides exceptions; provides restrictions on placing youth prisoners in emergency cell confinement; requires that mental health clinician evaluate face-to-face within specified time youth prisoner who is subjected to emergency cell confinement; requires visual checks at specified intervals; provides for individualized suicide crisis intervention plan, if applicable; provides for protection of youth prisoners in disciplinary cell confinement; provides reduced isolation for youth prisoners in protective custody; requires DOC & counties to review policies relating to youth prisoners; requires report; requires sheriffs to adopt standards.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/21/2013 House • Filed
    3/4/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 97
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 97
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 959, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/21/2013 at 12:03 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 812 Youth in Solitary Confinement Gibson Identical Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Criminal Justice
    Location: In committee/council (CJ)

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    944.09 Rules of the department; offenders, probationers, and parolees. Page 8 (pdf)
    951.23 County and municipal detention facilities; definitions; administration; standards and requirements. Page 8 (pdf)
    958.155 Page 2 (pdf)

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