SB 153 - Under current law, an offender who was convicted of certain nonviolent felonies as provided in law were not subject to minimum prison terms and were eligible for parole or early release.
This act provides that such offenders shall only be eligible for parole if he or she:
• Completes the drug treatment program provided by the Department of Corrections for the treatment of chronic nonviolent offenders with serious substance abuse addictions;
• Completes the education program established by the Department of Corrections;
• Completes a job training or educational program provided by the Department of Corrections; and
• Passes a drug test before he or she is released.
Additionally, this act provides that no person convicted of a sexually violent crime shall be eligible for probation or parole.
MARY GRACE PRINGLE