House Bill 1303
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DIGEST OF HB1303 (Updated January 26, 2000 12:57 PM - DI 98)
Incarcerated children. Provides that whenever a child is committed to an adult correctional facility or program, the department of correction shall restrict the child to an area of the facility or program where the child has complete sight separation at all times from criminal offenders who are: (1) at least 18 years of age; and (2) charged with, imprisoned for, or incarcerated for offenses. Applies regardless of whether the child is a criminal or a delinquent offender. Requires the department of correction to enroll each: (1) criminal offender who is less than 18 years of age; and (2) delinquent offender who is committed to or a ward of the department of correction; in an appropriate educational program. Requires that whenever staff who carry out administrative and security functions on behalf of the department of correction serve a population of offenders that includes criminal offenders who are less than 18 years of age or delinquent offenders, the staff must be trained to serve the criminal offenders or delinquent offenders. Makes an exception for certain specialized services staff.
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