Senate Bill 0467
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DIGEST OF SB 467 (Updated January 19, 2000 7:04 PM - DI 76)
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 at all times has complete sight and sound separation from adults who are 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 16 years of age; and (2) delinquent offender who is less than 16 years of age and committed to or a ward of the department of correction; in an appropriate educational program. Makes an exception if the criminal offender received a sentence of death or life imprisonment without parole.
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