Corrections

2020 Regular Session

Corrections

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 373
Neutral
Conditional medical release; prohibit offenders convicted of capital murder from receiving. Alive
Analysis: This bill removes the right of those convicted of capital murder to be placed on conditional medical release.
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. Alive
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 1376
Neutral
Commissioner of Corrections, and community corrections; bring forward various sections relating to. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1377
Good Policy
Corrections omnibus bill; 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.
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. Alive
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 1513
Good Policy
Inmate Welfare Fund; require DOC to expend unused portions of the fund on reentry purposes. Alive
Analysis: Allows DOC to use unused funds on on housing and reentry expenses.
SB 2012
Not Rated
Conviction; clarify subsequent for certain crimes and post-conviction relief. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2067
Not Rated
Meritorious earned-time credits; revise application of in relation to parole-eligibility date. 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 2158
Not Rated
MDOC supervised release; prohibit incarceration for minor violations of and reduce maximum term for certain forms of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2162
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; provide alternative sentencing and early-release options when convicted of certain crimes. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2171
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; alternative sentencing and parole options. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2188
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; shall contract to establish a state inmate cost-per-day review. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2210
Not Rated
Auditor of the Correctional system under PEER Committee; repeal. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2232
Not Rated
Correctional facilities; revise penalty for bringing a controlled substance onto the property of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2279
Not Rated
State offenders serving sentences in county jails; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2379
Not Rated
State offenders serving sentences in county jails; extend repealer on. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2460
Not Rated
Supervised prison release programs; revise terms and conditions. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2461
Not Rated
Medical and geriatric prison release; revise authority of MDOC and MS Parole Board. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2462
Not Rated
Parole; change list of offenses that make offenders convicted between 1995-2014 ineligible for. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2464
Not Rated
Trusty and earned-time programs; change eligibility to participate in. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2469
Not Rated
Corrections; senior status judge may authorize parole eligibility for nonviolent offender. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2480
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; shall pay correctional facility employees for all accumulated comp time upon termination or death. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2481
Not Rated
MDOC; require to provide cash overtime pay instead of comp time to correctional facility employees. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2651
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to post-release reentry centers. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2678
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; contract with the Multi-County Community Service Agency to provide workforce training. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2680
Neutral
County sheriffs; revise recordkeeping requirements for meals served to prisoners. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2681
Not Rated
Parole; early release for nonviolent offenders with less than 3 years to serve for participation in drug court. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2684
Not Rated
Department of Corrections; increase number of offenders in regional facilities and adjust regional per diem. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2696
Not Rated
Corrections; revise qualifications for commissioner and bring forward sections on parole and jails. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2698
Not Rated
State offenders; MDOC to reimburse counties for medical and legal fees of. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2702
Not Rated
Walnut Grove Correctional Authority; transfer all rights, benefits, obligations and duties to Dept. of Corrections. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2705
Not Rated
Corrections; require annual reports to the Legislature on successes and accomplishments. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2743
Not Rated
Mississippi correctional system; establish Department of Reentry and Supervision and Office of Corrections Ombudsman. Dead
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SB 2745
Not Rated
State inmates eligible for release; require notification of certain terms and conditions of release be given to. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2756
Not Rated
Office of Department of Corrections Ombudsman; establish. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2782
Not Rated
Restitution centers; transition to pre-release centers. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2783
Not Rated
Corrections; create a Corrections Inspection Council to serve in advisory capacity to state officials. Dead
Analysis:
SN 33
Not Rated
Nathan Burl (Burl) Cain, CCE, --, Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Corrections as Commissioner of Corrections, term effective May 21, 2020. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed