Prisoner Reentry Fund; created, rates for telephone services. (HB221)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inmate telephone systems; Prisoner Reentry Fund. Requires the Department of Corrections to obtain debit or prepaid telephone services for inmates at the lowest available rates, allowing for the security needs of the institutions. The bill caps at 10% the commission to be paid to the Commonwealth by the service providers. The bill creates a prisoner reentry fund, comprised of the commissions, to be used for pre-release and post-release programs, including those supported by charitable and faith-based organizations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060957364
01/03/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB221)
02/10/2006Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2006Committee substitute printed 063988364-H1
02/10/2006Tabled in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB612.