Corrections

2020 Regular Session

Corrections

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 13
Not Rated
Parole Board; require review of mental health issues and controlled substances when considering parole eligible inmates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 65
Not Rated
Conditions of probation; clarify that courts may provide certain treatment for veterans when placed on probation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 67
Not Rated
Private correctional facilities contractor; must have ability to use local vendors when providing services to offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 83
Not Rated
Case plans for nonviolent inmates; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
Analysis:
HB 84
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed violent offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
Analysis:
HB 89
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; authorize to administer the 'Halfway House Grant Program.' Dead
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HB 98
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates; require ordered alcohol or drug treatment to commence within 90 days of admission. Dead
Analysis:
HB 103
Not Rated
Joint state-county work program; require DOC to utilize under certain circumstances. Dead
Analysis:
HB 270
Not Rated
Department of Corrections discharge plans; require explanation of disenfranchising crimes and provide opportunity for offenders to become registered voters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 284
Not Rated
Appropriation; MDOC to pay regional facilities $32.50 per day for each state inmate. Dead
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HB 331
Not Rated
Possession of cell phones and certain contraband by incarcerated offenders and correctional employees; provide enhanced penalty. Dead
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HB 356
Not Rated
DOC's evaluation of requests for proposals for canteen services; require interested third parties to have reasonable prices for services. Dead
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HB 361
Not Rated
Inmates convicted of capital offenses; provide parole eligibility after certain requirements are met. Dead
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HB 365
Not Rated
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed by offenders; revise which offenders are eligible for. Dead
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HB 366
Not Rated
Conjugal visits; require Department of Corrections to provide for married inmates. Dead
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HB 367
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; require implementation of an Extended Family Visitation Program for eligible offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 368
Not Rated
Mississippi Prison Industries; require to pay inmates federal minimum wage for inmate labor. Dead
Analysis:
HB 372
Not Rated
Case plans for inmates who committed capital offenses; require certain programs be placed within. Dead
Analysis:
HB 373
Neutral
Conditional medical release; prohibit offenders convicted of capital murder from receiving. Dead
Analysis: This bill removes the right of those convicted of capital murder to be placed on conditional medical release.
HB 509
Not Rated
Violent offenders, certain; may be paroled by Parole Board if sentencing judge authorizes parole consideration. Dead
Analysis:
HB 685
Good Policy
State offenders; extend repealer on authority to house in county jails when state space is unavailable. Alive
Analysis:
HB 756
Not Rated
Walnut Grove Correctional Facility; require DFA to ascertain certain cost estimates to make repairs at the facility. Dead
Analysis:
HB 813
Not Rated
State Correctional Facilities Monitoring Unit; establish. Dead
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HB 844
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; revise notification period given to local law enforcement when offender is to be released. Dead
Analysis:
HB 845
Not Rated
Parole Board; revise notifications time frame given to victim when the offender is to be released by. Dead
Analysis:
HB 851
Good Policy
Corrections and Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force; revise composition of. Alive
Analysis: This bill adds one additional member to the Corrections and Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force Committee whose role will be to advocate for "offenders and families". This member is to be appointed by the Governor. The addition of a new member to the committee whose sole purpose is to advocate for this often under-represented group has the potential to bring about positive change from within government.
HB 875
Not Rated
State-county work programs; require Department of Corrections to pay costs for the housing of state offenders who are housed in county jails and participate in. Dead
Analysis:
HB 900
Not Rated
Task force to address the disparity of African-American males in the judicial system; create. Dead
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HB 906
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders; authorize reduction of sentences for passage of end-of-course subject area tests by offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 932
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; provide certain educational programs for adult offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 953
Not Rated
Parole; change length of sentence to be served before offenders may request judicial recommendation of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 964
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; provide for offender who commits crime before the age of 26 after serving certain percentage of sentence. Dead
Analysis:
HB 980
Not Rated
Work release program; authorize courts and sheriffs to assign certain convicted offenders to while confined in jail. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1019
Not Rated
Mandatory 85% sentencing rule; repeal. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1020
Not Rated
Habitual offender law; authorize parole eligibility if offender served 10 years of a sentence of 40 years or more. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1021
Not Rated
Commutation of sentences; require for certain nonviolent offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1025
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders convicted of murder; revise sentencing options for. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1026
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; prohibit from operating as a private correctional facility. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1072
Not Rated
Parole eligibility; revise for certain offenses and require Parole Board hearing before release of certain inmates. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1100
Not Rated
Corrections State Grand Jury Act; create. Dead
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HB 1101
Not Rated
Regional correctional facilities; require DOC to utilize for housing of state offenders before utilizing private facilities. Dead
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HB 1102
Not Rated
Nonviolent offenders, certain; require Department of Corrections to house within a 100 mile radius of release residences of offenders. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1170
Not Rated
First time offenders, certain; make eligible for a parole hearing. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1261
Not Rated
Inmate Early Release Task Force; establish. Dead
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HB 1273
Not Rated
Inmate Release Reform; revise provisions regulating sentencing and release of those convicted of certain violations. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1376
Neutral
Commissioner of Corrections, and community corrections; bring forward various sections relating to. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1377
Good Policy
Corrections omnibus bill; enact. Dead
Analysis: This bill simplifies and standardizes parole requirements for Mississippi’s inmates in an attempt to remove the uncertainty that currently plagues the process, giving inmates, their families and Mississippians a clearer idea of what to expect as far as parole is considered. The bill also makes it easier for parole board officers to order psychiatric/psychological evaluations on inmates in order to assist them in making the best decision regarding parole. In addition, the bill mandates that correctional facilities must submit a rehabilitative case plan for all inmates who will be eligible for parole within 90 days of incarceration. As a whole, this bill holds Mississippi’s correctional facilities more accountable by defining a set parole criteria and ensuring that the facilities are focused on rehabilitation as a priority for Mississippi’s inmates.
HB 1402
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; implement evidence-based recidivism reduction program and create certain risk assessment regarding recidivism. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1453
Not Rated
Workforce training, certain; provide for nonviolent offenders in regional correctional facilities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1476
Good Policy
Compassionate Parole Eligibility Act of 2020; create. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides for the possible parole of inmates (except those convicted of capital offenses) who are diagnosed with terminal illnesses or diseases and have a life expectancy of twelve months or less. It also applies to inmates who are completely disabled or bedridden for 50% of waking hours. This will help lessen the burden on the department of corrections and by extension, the taxpayer.
HB 1485
Good Policy
Corrections; authorize George and Greene Counties to privatize regional correctional facility. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for a contract between the Department of Corrections and the board of supervisors of George and Greene Counties for the purpose of incarcerating state inmates in the George/Green County Correctional Facility. This will help alleviate some of the issues brought on by overcrowding in state prisons.
HB 1496
Not Rated
Private prisons that house state offenders; provide moratorium on the expansion of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1512
Not Rated
DOC requests, appropriation bills and operating budget; require to include specific line items for proposed expenditures. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1513
Good Policy
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes. Dead
Analysis: Allows DOC to use unused funds on on housing and reentry expenses.
HB 1529
Not Rated
DOC; convert restitution centers to post-release reentry centers. Dead
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HB 1534
Not Rated
Corrections Inspection Council; establish. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1535
Not Rated
Use of restitution centers by DOC; repeal and convert centers into post-release reentry centers. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2123
Good Policy
'Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020'; enact. Alive
Analysis: This bill simplifies and standardizes parole requirements for Mississippi’s inmates in an attempt to remove the uncertainty that currently plagues the process, giving inmates, their families and Mississippians a clearer idea of what to expect as far as parole is considered. The bill also makes it easier for parole board officers to order psychiatric/psychological evaluations on inmates in order to assist them in making the best decision regarding parole. In addition, the bill mandates that correctional facilities must submit a rehabilitative case plan for all inmates who will be eligible for parole within 90 days of incarceration. As a whole, this bill holds Mississippi’s correctional facilities more accountable by defining a set parole criteria and ensuring that the facilities are focused on rehabilitation as a priority for Mississippi’s inmates.
SB 2279
Neutral
State offenders serving sentences in county jails; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This bill maintains current state law on housing inmates at county jails, extending the repealer until July 2024.
SB 2464
Good Policy
Trusty and earned-time programs; change eligibility to participate in. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2469
Good Policy
Corrections; senior status judge may authorize parole eligibility for nonviolent offender. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2684
Good Policy
Department of Corrections; increase number of offenders in regional facilities and adjust regional per diem. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2696
Good Policy
Corrections; revise qualifications for commissioner and bring forward sections on parole and jails. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2702
Not Rated
Walnut Grove Correctional Authority; transfer all rights, benefits, obligations and duties to Dept. of Corrections. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2792
Good Policy
Department of Corrections; exempt personnel actions for one year and bring forward employee sections. Dead
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed