Inmates; Department of Corrections to include literacy and education programs in facilities. (HB230)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Corrections; eligibility for good conduct allowance; literacy and education. Requires that the Governor's appointees to the Board of Correctional Education include educators and a citizen with an immediate family member incarcerated in Virginia. The bill provides for good conduct allowance for prisoners depending on their performance and conduct in which escalating credits toward good conduct allowance are available in four class levels. The highest level available is 50% credit for those prisoners with exemplary behavior and who have earned or are making progress toward earning their general educational development (GED) certificate. The bill includes a literacy requirement for inmates, and allows for good conduct credits to be earned through reading. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060958364
01/03/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/15/2006Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety