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Senate Passes Corrections Dept. Transparency Bill

The Senate unanimously passed a bill that will require the Department of Corrections provide a copy of all policies relating to the accrual and forfeiture of good time credits for inmates.

House Bill 394 will require that a quarterly written accounting of good time credit earned and/or forfeited by produced by the DOC for the inmate. Furthermore, the bill establishes that an inmate can only lose his or her total balance of accrued good time if he or she were to commit a felony while they are incarcerated.

This bill is not only fair, but will provide incentives for inmates to maintain good behavior during their incarceration.

House Bill 394 SponsorsYes VotesNo Votes
Lambert, Longhurst, Dorsey Walker, Baumbach, Chukwuocha, Cooke, Gray, Heffernan, Kowalko, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Morrison, Wilson-AntonHouse Passed 41-0. Baumbach Bennett Bentz Bolden Friel Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Heffernan K.Johnson K.Williams Kowalko Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Mitchell Morrison Osienski S.Moore Schwartzkopf Wilson-Anton  Briggs King Collins D.Short Dukes Gray Hensley M.Smith Morris Postles Ramone Shupe Smyk Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick
Pinkney, Gay, Lopez, SokolaSenate Passed 21-0. Brown Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos Paradee Pinkney Poore S.McBride Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh Bonini Hocker Lawson Lopez Pettyjohn Richardson Wilson
Current Status: Sent to Governor

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