Florida Senate - 2019 SB 1032
By Senator Bracy
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to inmate placement; amending s.
3 944.17, F.S.; requiring the Department of Corrections
4 to confine inmates according to specified locational
5 requirements by a specified date; providing an
6 exception; providing an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 944.17, Florida
11 Statutes, is amended to read:
12 944.17 Commitments and classification; transfers.—
13 (2)(a) The department shall direct each prisoner committed
14 to the custody of the department to
shall be conveyed to an such
15 institution, a facility, or a program in the correctional system
16 as the department shall direct , in accordance with its
17 classification scheme and the requirements imposed in paragraph
19 (b) By July 1, 2022, the department shall, subject to the
20 inmate’s custody classification, programmatic needs, and mental
21 and medical health needs, place each inmate in an institution or
22 a facility as close as practicable to within 125 driving miles
23 of the inmate’s primary residence. Subject to the inmate’s
24 custody classification, the department shall transfer an inmate
25 to an institution or a facility that is as close as practicable
26 to within 125 driving miles of the inmate’s primary residence,
27 unless the inmate chooses to remain at his or her current
28 institution or facility. This paragraph does not apply to an
29 inmate who has a department custody classification of close
30 custody or maximum custody.
31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.