Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. (SB1301)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers. 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 provides for exceptions for when isolated confinement may be permitted in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102557D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

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