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SF 1315

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 06/08/2021 01:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to corrections; authorizing the placement of pregnant and postpartum
female inmates in community-based programs; requiring reports; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 244.065.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 244.065, is amended to read:


244.065 PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT OF new text beginINMATES OR SPECIALIZED
PROGRAMMING FOR PREGNANT
new text endINMATES OF STATE CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTIONS IN COMMUNITY.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Work. new text end

When consistent with the public interest and the public safety,
the commissioner of corrections may conditionally release an inmate to work at paid
employment, seek employment, or participate in a vocational training or educational program,
as provided in section 241.26, if the inmate has served at least one half of the term of
imprisonment.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Pregnancy. new text end

new text begin (a) In the furtherance of public interest and community safety, the
commissioner of corrections may conditionally release:
new text end

new text begin (1) for up to one year postpartum, an inmate who gave birth within eight months of the
date of commitment; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for the duration of the pregnancy and up to one year postpartum, an inmate who is
pregnant.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may conditionally release an inmate under paragraph (a) to
community-based programming for the purpose of participation in prenatal or postnatal
care programming and to promote mother-child bonding in addition to other programming
requirements as established by the commissioner, including evidence-based parenting skills
programming; working at paid employment; seeking employment; or participating in
vocational training, an educational program, or chemical dependency or mental health
treatment services.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall develop policy and criteria to implement this subdivision
according to public safety and generally accepted correctional practice.
new text end

new text begin (d) By April 1 of each year, the commissioner shall report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction
over corrections on the number of inmates released and the duration of the release under
this subdivision for the prior calendar year.
new text end