Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. (SB1301)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers, subject to certain exceptions. Isolated confinement is defined in the bill as confinement of a prisoner or juvenile to a cell, alone or with another prisoner or juvenile, for 20 hours or more per day for an adult or for 17 hours or more per day for a juvenile, other than for the purpose of providing medical or mental health treatment. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102557D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/29/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103986D-S1
01/29/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1301S1)
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103986D-S1
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1301ES1
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21103986D-ES1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety
02/09/2021Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2021Reported from Public Safety (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1301ES1)
03/01/2021Left in Appropriations

Post a Public Comment About this Bill

if you have one

(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)