Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

County jail standards and inspections. Creates the committee on jail standards (committee) within the criminal justice division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. Transfers, on July 1, 2018: (1) the powers and duties of the department of correction (department); and (2) the department's liabilities, records, property, appropriations, and employees; related to county jail standards and inspections to the committee. Requires the committee to do the following not later than July 1, 2018: (1) Adopt standards regarding the condition of county jails. (2) Conduct periodic jail inspections. Requires, after July 1, 2018, the commission to do the following: (1) Receive reports County jail standards and inspections. Creates the committee on jail standards (committee) within the criminal justice division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. Transfers, on July 1, 2018: (1) the powers and duties of the department of correction (department); and (2) the department's liabilities, records, property, appropriations, and employees; related to county jail standards and inspections to the committee. Requires the committee to do the following not later than July 1, 2018: (1) Adopt standards regarding the condition of county jails. (2) Conduct periodic jail inspections. Requires, after July 1, 2018, the commission to do the following: (1) Receive reports of jail conditions from sheriffs and produce annual reports concerning county jails. (2) Monitor compliance with the commission's jail standards. (3) Cooperate with the department with regard to standards and plan review of county jail construction. Allows the committee to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a nonprofit organization or association to perform jail inspections, prepare compliance reports, or perform other activities as required by the committee. Requires a county sheriff to collect a $15 fee at the time a person is booked into the county jail for deposit in the committee's jail inspection account. Specifies the statutory provisions for fixing the compensation of the county sheriff. Repeals superseded provisions. ... View more