Correctional facilities; prohibits use of isolated confinement. (HB1291)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)


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, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103591D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/01/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Public Safety

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