Corrections

2019 Regular Session

Corrections

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 9
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 20
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; prohibit for offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections. Dead
Analysis:
HB 55
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
Analysis:
HB 56
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; require Department of Corrections to provide for married inmates. Dead
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HB 57
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require implementation of an Extended Family Visitation Program for eligible offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 58
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.' Dead
Analysis:
HB 66
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require to provide certain notice to certain city before offender is released. Dead
Analysis:
HB 75
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; increase daily amount paid to certain facilities for housing state offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 101
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 192
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 198
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by the offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 318
Not Rated
Amount paid to regional correctional facilities by Department of Corrections; increase to $41.00 per day. Dead
Analysis:
HB 319
Not Rated
Joint state-county work program; require DOC to utilize under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
HB 348
Bad Policy
Cell phones and other contraband found in correctional facilities; provide certain penalties for. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to create additional punishments for smuggling contraband in prison. The punishments do nothing to rehabilitate the offender and instead add to the tax burden. Other punishments should be prescribed that do not add to the tax burden.
HB 349
Not Rated
Correctional facility staff; shall not be eligible for reduction of sentence if convicted of sale/use drugs while employed at facility. Dead
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HB 350
Not Rated
DOC; authorize awarding of certain participation credits for offenders in technical violation centers. Dead
Analysis:
HB 406
Not Rated
Department of Public Safety and Corrections; require to pay certain employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death. Dead
Analysis:
HB 415
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration. Dead
Analysis:
HB 416
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met. Dead
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HB 484
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
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HB 485
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
Analysis:
HB 486
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor. Dead
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HB 487
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 534
Not Rated
Earned time allowance; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 558
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 593
Not Rated
Private correctional facilities contractor; must have ability to use local vendors when providing services to offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 616
Not Rated
State inmates eligible for release; require notification of certain terms and conditions of release be given to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 664
Not Rated
Probation and parole; prohibit revocation of for failure of offender to pay restitution program fees under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
HB 665
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; revise sentencing guidelines. Dead
Analysis:
HB 684
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 741
Not Rated
Offender early-release programs; prohibit stacking of credits and specify rules for offenders under supervised release. Dead
Analysis:
HB 743
Not Rated
Parole eligibility for older offenders; increase age and length of sentence served to be eligible for parole and remove certain crimes for eligibility. Dead
Analysis:
HB 744
Not Rated
Eligibility for Intensive Supervision Program; revise. Dead
Analysis:
HB 764
Not Rated
Earned time allowance; prohibit inmates convicted of murder or manslaughter from obtaining. Dead
Analysis:
HB 765
Not Rated
Earned time allowances; prohibit offenders convicted of previous violent crime from obtaining. Dead
Analysis:
HB 837
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for offenders who have reached age 60 or older. Dead
Analysis:
HB 847
Good Policy
Parole eligibility; provide uniformity for certain offenders who were convicted between June 30, 1995, and July 1, 2014. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for inmates to receive parole for good behavior if they have not committed certain crimes such as habitual offenses or sex offenses.
HB 866
Not Rated
Department of Correction; authorize a certain amount for offenders in county jails. Dead
Analysis:
HB 871
Good Policy
Parole to a detainer; codify and prescribe process for use of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 876
Not Rated
Mentally ill patient/inmate who escapes a facility; require public to be notified of mental health status. Dead
Analysis:
HB 908
Not Rated
Notice requirements prior to release of offenders by Department of Corrections, certain; shall be applicable only when releasing violent offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 915
Not Rated
MS Prison Industries Corporation; may utilize county or municipal inmate labor under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1038
Not Rated
DOC; provide certain clarification for contracts between department and contractor for private facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1085
Not Rated
Contracts for incarceration of state offenders in county facilities; negotiate rate of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1111
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require transmittal of information to DHS on persons in DOC custody to monitor recidivism rates of persons adjudicated delinquent. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1114
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate the availability of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1177
Not Rated
MS Prison Industries Corporation; abolish and transfer responsibilities to Department of Correction. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1211
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; provide for offender who commits crime before the age of 26 after serving certain percentage of sentence. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1218
Not Rated
Medicaid; suspend eligibility of incarcerated persons instead of terminating it. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1237
Bad Policy
Contraband cell phones; authorize circuit court to issue order to disable service from carrier. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to punish those who have cellphones smuggled to them in prison with 3-15 years additional prison time and/or $25,000. Additional prison time for inmates will result in additional tax burdens. Smuggling will continue so long as wages for prison guards are low enough to incentivize breaking the law or looking the other way.
HB 1240
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; revise to whom goods/services may be furnished or sold. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1241
Not Rated
Felony extortion; provide when inmates have committed. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1287
Good Policy
Uniforms for certain state offenders; establish pilot program to revise. Dead
Analysis: This bill revises a program to have prisoners wear different colored shirts: Maximum security offenders - red shirts; Medium security offenders - black shirts; and Minimum security offenders - green shirts. This bill adds dungaree pants to the mandatory clothing.
HB 1413
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1422
Not Rated
'Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act'; create. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1459
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; revise notification period given to local law enforcement when offender is to be released. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1462
Not Rated
Revocation hearing for probationer; provide probationer shall have the right to counsel for such hearing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1466
Not Rated
Case plans for parole-eligible inmates; require alcohol and drug treatment, if applicable, to begin within 90 days of admission. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1470
Good Policy
County regional correctional facilities; require DOC to utilize for housing of state offenders before utilizing private facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1510
Good Policy
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions from State Personnel Board for purposes of realignment. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to streamline regulations so that the Department of Corrections may be reorganized more easily by the Commissioner.
HB 1511
Not Rated
Unmanned aircraft system; prohibit use of near correctional facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1516
Not Rated
Parole board; revise notification time frame given to victim when the offender is to be released by the board. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1545
Not Rated
Parole Board; require review of mental health issues and controlled substances when considering parole eligible inmates. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2704
Good Policy
Contraband cell phones; authorize circuit court to issue order to disable service from carrier. Alive
Analysis: If a cell phone is identified through the managed access system or other monitoring system used by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the circuit court is authorized to issue an order to disable the cell phone service from the carrier.
SB 2859
Neutral
Offender Community Work Programs; require MDOC transparency in approving counties for participation in. Dead
Analysis: This bill requires the Department of Corrections to issue standards for prisoners to work in a county. This raises concerns since prisoners who have committed murder, aggravated assault, rape, robbery or armed robbery are not allowed to be leased to provide involuntary services for counties. The state should seek to reduce the number of nonviolent offenses, not just streamline regulations concerning involuntary servitude once incarcerated.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed