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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: 1/11/2022 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

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)