Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7020
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/13/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Evers) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (459704) 
    3         Delete lines 47 - 83
    4  and insert:
    5  private correctional institutions. In conducting the security
    6  audits, priority shall be given to older institutions,
    7  institutions that house a large proportion of violent offenders,
    8  institutions with a high level of inappropriate incidents of use
    9  of force on inmates, assaults on employees, or inmate sexual
   10  abuse, and institutions that have experienced a history of
   11  escapes or escape attempts. At a minimum, the audit shall
   12  include an evaluation of the physical plant, which shall include
   13  the identification of blind spots or areas where staff or
   14  inmates may be isolated and the deployment of video monitoring
   15  systems and other monitoring technologies in such areas,
   16  landscaping, fencing, security alarms and perimeter lighting,
   17  confinement, arsenal, key and lock, and entrance/exit and inmate
   18  classification and staffing policies. Each correctional
   19  institution shall be audited at least annually. The secretary
   20  shall
   21         (b) Report the general survey findings annually to the
   22  Governor and the Legislature.
   23         (c) Ensure appropriate staff investigates and evaluates the
   24  usefulness and dependability of existing safety and security
   25  technology at the institutions and new technology and video
   26  monitoring systems available and make periodic written
   27  recommendations to the secretary on the discontinuation or
   28  purchase of various safety and security devices.
   29         (d) Contract, if deemed necessary, with security personnel,
   30  consulting engineers, architects, or other safety and security
   31  experts the department deems necessary for safety and security
   32  consultant services.
   33         (e) Ensure appropriate staff, in conjunction with the
   34  regional offices, establishes a periodic schedule for conducting
   35  announced and unannounced escape simulation drills.
   36         (f) Adopt, enforce, and annually cause the evaluation of
   37  the emergency escape response procedures, which shall at a
   38  minimum include the immediate notification and inclusion of
   39  local and state law enforcement through mutual aid agreements.
   40         (g) Ensure appropriate staff reviews staffing policies,
   41  classification, and