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COVID-19 Response: Inmate Early Release Plan, State Responsible Inmates Held in a Local Correctional Facility   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Purpose: "The Inmate Early Release Plan for State Responsible Inmates Held in a Local Correctional Facility provides a procedure for implementing the Budget Amendment approved by the General Assembly during the 2020 Veto Session to allow for the discharge of state responsible inmates held in a local correctional facility, who meet the eligibility criteria for release from incarceration, prior to their scheduled release date consistent with guidance provided in the Budget Amendment approved by the General Assembly during the 2020 Veto Session. The Budget Amendment approved by the General Assembly during the 2020 Veto Session authorizes the Director, during the duration of the declared emergency, to (i) discharge from incarceration or (ii) place into a lower level of supervision, including probation supervision, home electronic incarceration, or other forms of community corrections, any prisoner committed to the Department who has less than one year of his sentence remaining to be served prior to his scheduled release if the Director determines that (a) any such discharge or placement during the declared emergency will assist in maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of any prisoner discharged or placed or the prisoners remaining in state correctional facilities and (b) any such discharge or placement is compatible with the interests of society and public safety. The Inmate Early Release Plan is only in force during the period declared by the Governor as a state of emergency pursuant to §44-146.17 of the Code of Virginia."

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Virginia Department of Corrections
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