Corrections

2019 Regular Session

Corrections

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
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 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 1320
Bad Policy
Sale of urine; prohibit and prescribe criminal penalties for violation of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1465
Neutral
Assault and aggravated assault; include health care providers in provisions regarding. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the definition of aggravated assault to include assaulting employees of a healthcare provider or facility.
SB 2104
Not Rated
Trusty status; offenders ineligible to work at Governor's Mansion if incarcerated for a violent crime. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2118
Not Rated
Conviction; clarify subsequent for certain crimes and post-convictions relief. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2159
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2163
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2189
Not Rated
Organized retail theft; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2223
Not Rated
County jail census data; facilitate availability of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2253
Not Rated
Probation and parole officers; limit number of cases that may be handled. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2262
Not Rated
Drones; prohibit near and above correctional facilities. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2288
Not Rated
Trusty and earned-time programs; change eligibility to participate in. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2292
Not Rated
Correctional facilities; revise penalty for bringing a controlled substance onto the property of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2301
Not Rated
Parole; change list of offenses that make offenders convicted between 1995-2014 ineligible for. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2311
Not Rated
Expunction of conviction; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2340
Not Rated
Juvenile sentencing; provide criteria for determining parole eligibility and require hearing before imposing life without parole. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2342
Not Rated
Expunction; allow for all nonviolent felonies. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2411
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide for increase in annual compensation for correctional facility employees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2412
Not Rated
MDOC; require to provide cash overtime pay instead of comp time to correctional facility employees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2419
Not Rated
Expunction of felony; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2421
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; shall pay correctional facility employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2422
Not Rated
Expunction; allow after 20 years' good behavior. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2434
Not Rated
Earned-release supervision; Parole Board to approve before offender is released on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2438
Not Rated
Offender early-release programs; prohibit stacking of credits and specify rules for offenders under supervised release. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2473
Not Rated
Second chance; authorize expunction of certain nonviolent property crimes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2490
Not Rated
MDOC supervised release; prohibit incarceration for minor violations of & reduce maximum term for certain forms of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2548
Not Rated
Youthful Offender Unit; offenders housed in to remain under court's jurisdiction. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2549
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; provide alternative sentencing and parole options if convicted of certain offenses. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2553
Not Rated
Controlled substance offenses; revise enhanced penalties. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2554
Not Rated
Conviction; clarify subsequent for certain crimes and post-conviction relief. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2586
Not Rated
Expunction; revise which offenses are eligible. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2594
Not Rated
Criminal history background checks; enact 'Ban the Box'. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2614
Not Rated
Criminal history background checks; enact 'Ban the Box.' Dead
Analysis:
SB 2615
Not Rated
Felony conviction; revise expunction of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2622
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2627
Not Rated
Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence and other conditions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2630
Not Rated
Drug offenders; clarify parole eligibility. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2639
Not Rated
Conviction; clarify subsequent for certain crimes and post-conviction relief. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2662
Not Rated
Expunction/expungement; revise for those acquitted or found not guilty. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2694
Not Rated
Supervised release programs; revise terms and conditions of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2696
Not Rated
Pretrial detention; persons charged with certain misdemeanor offenses to be released on recognizance. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2701
Not Rated
Pretrial detention; persons charged with certain misdemeanor offenses to be released on recognizance. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2703
Not Rated
Access to correctional facilities; MDOC to promulgate rules allowing private marital and extended family visits. 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 2708
Not Rated
Technical violations; revise definition of for purposes of parole revocation. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2715
Not Rated
Medical and geriatric release; revise authority of MDOC and MS Parole Board to grant. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2733
Not Rated
Expunction; revise crimes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2755
Not Rated
Open Records; exempt certain data maintained by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2811
Not Rated
Parole; change length of sentence to be served before offenders may request judicial recommendation of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2812
Not Rated
Urine; create the crime of selling or tampering with urine. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2815
Not Rated
Wildlife; clarify that a conservation officer must have probable cause to conduct a search without a warrant. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2851
Not Rated
State Personnel Board procedures; extend exemption for Department of Corrections. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2855
Not Rated
Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence and payment of fines. Dead
Analysis:
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.
SB 2865
Not Rated
Assault and aggravated assault; include health care providers in provisions regarding. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2871
Not Rated
Leflore County Restitution Center; authorize transfer of from MDOC to Leflore County. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2877
Not Rated
Offenders; MDOC to establish rules regarding uniforms for and items that may not be possessed by. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2878
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; authorize information sharing between MDOC and MDHS to measure recidivism rates of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2887
Not Rated
Sex offenders; must obtain approval from MDOC and MDPS before leaving state. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2888
Not Rated
Walnut Grove Correctional Facility; authorize housing of state offenders in. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2889
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; increase minimum number of state offenders which may be housed in. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2924
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise. Dead
Analysis:
SN 38
Wheeler Timothy (Tim) Timbs, III, Indianola, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board as an At-Large representative, term beginning February 13, 2019 and ending May 4, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
SN 102
Robert Gene (Bobby) Morgan, Jackson, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board as an At-Large representative, term beginning March 4, 2019 and ending May 5, 2021. Alive
Analysis:
SN 103
Robert Scott Parenteau, Madison, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board, four year term beginning May 6, 2019 and ending May 5, 2023, representing the Marketing position. Alive
Analysis:
SN 126
Kelly Scrivner Jukenbeck, Brandon, Mississippi, Prison Industries Corporation Board as a At-Large representative, term beginning March 15, 2019 and ending May 5, 2022. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed