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401.01 Purpose and definition; assistance grants.

Subdivision 1. For the purpose of more effectively protecting society and to promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of correctional services, the commissioner is authorized to make grants to assist counties in the development, implementation, and operation of community-based corrections programs including preventive or diversionary correctional programs, conditional release programs, community corrections centers, and facilities for the detention or confinement, care and treatment of persons convicted of crime or adjudicated delinquent. The commissioner may authorize the use of a percentage of a grant for the operation of an emergency shelter or make a separate grant for the rehabilitation of a facility owned by the grantee and used as a shelter to bring the facility into compliance with state and local laws pertaining to health, fire, and safety, and to provide security.

Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of sections 401.01 to 401.16, the following terms have the meanings given them.

(b) "CCA county" means a county that participates in the Community Corrections Act.

(c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of corrections or a designee.

(d) "Conditional release" means parole, supervised release, conditional release as authorized by section 609.108, subdivision 6, or 609.109, subdivision 7, work release as authorized by sections 241.26, 244.065, and 631.425, probation, furlough, and any other authorized temporary release from a correctional facility.

(e) "County probation officer" means a probation officer appointed under section 244.19.

(f) "Detain" means to take into actual custody, including custody within a local correctional facility.

(g) "Joint board" means the board provided in section 471.59.

(h) "Local correctional facility" has the meaning given in section 241.021, subdivision 1.

(i) "Local correctional service" means those services authorized by and employees, officers, and agents appointed under section 244.19, subdivision 1.

(j) "Release" means to release from actual custody.

HIST: 1973 c 354 s 1; 1982 c 559 s 1; 1985 c 220 s 7; 1Sp1985 c 9 art 2 s 93; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 505 s 5; 1997 c 239 art 9 s 51; 1998 c 367 art 7 s 7

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