SB 879 Provides certain offenders with credit for time served for successful completion of substance or alcohol abuse treatment within the Department of Corrections
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 4856S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/4/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S230
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 879 - This act provides that certain offenders, who have not committed certain dangerous or repeat offenses, shall receive credit in terms of days spent in confinement when the offender successfully completes an institutional program within the department of corrections for substance and alcohol abuse. For each day of participation in the completed program, such offender shall receive one-half of one day of additional credit for time served. The program must require the offender to live in an area designated for treatment in the facility during the time in which the offender is in treatment. Any credit received shall only apply to the sentence which the offender is currently serving. Participation in such programs is at the discretion of the department as provided by law.