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2004 SESSION

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HB 223 Prisoners; participation in residential community programs prior to release.

Introduced by: James M. Shuler | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Residential community programs. Requires the Department of Corrections to give nonviolent prisoners who have not been sentenced upon a conviction of murder in the first degree, rape in violation of 18.2-61, forcible sodomy, animate or inanimate object sexual penetration or aggravated sexual battery or sentenced to a term of life imprisonment or two or more life sentences the opportunity to participate in a residential community program, work release, or a community-based program. Current law requires that the prisoner not be convicted of any violent crime and be sentenced to at least three years. The bill also restricts the cost of keep to up to 30 percent of gross earnings.


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