Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
(replaces Fiscal Note dated February 10, 1998)
March 3, 1998
Susan Colling (866-4784)
TITLE: CONCERNING PLACEMENTS OF OFFENDERS AFTER COMPLETION OF A REGIMENTED INMATE DISCIPLINE PROGRAM.
Summary of Assessment
This bill authorizes an offender who completes a regimented inmate discipline program to be eligible for placement in a community corrections program within 28 months prior to the offender’s parole eligibility date. Such placement in a community corrections program may occur unless the offender has an active felony warrant or detainer or has refused community placement. The bill also adds to current law, that an offender who has no more than 180 days remaining until his or her parole eligibility date, be allowed placement in an Intensive Supervision Program upon completion of a regimented inmate discipline program.
The bill would take effect July 1, 1998 and would apply to offenders who successfully complete the regimented inmate discipline program established in Article 27.7 of Title 17, C.R.S, on or after that date.
This fiscal note indicates that there would be no fiscal impact on state revenue or expenditures.
The regimented inmate training program, established under Section 17-27.7-102, C.R.S., is available only to those inmates who are nonviolent offenders thirty years of age or younger, are not serving a sentence, or have not served a previous sentence in a correctional facility for a violent offense, or who are not presently serving a sentence for a nonviolent offense which was reduced from a violent offense as a result of a plea agreement.
Department of Corrections
Department of Public Safety