as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/11/2021 01:44pm
A bill for an act
relating to corrections; repealing the requirement that the commissioner of
corrections house inmates in multiple occupancy cells to the greatest extent possible;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 243.53.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 243.53, is amended to read:
deleted text begin(a)deleted text end When there are sufficient cells available, each inmate
shall be confined in a separate cell. Each inmate shall be confined in a separate cell in
institutions classified by the commissioner as custody level five institutions.
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(b) Correctional institutions classified by the commissioner as custody level one, two,
three, or four institutions must permit multiple occupancy, except segregation units, to the
greatest extent possible not to exceed the limits of facility infrastructure and programming
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