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244.17 Challenge incarceration program.

Subdivision 1. Generally. The commissioner may select offenders who meet the eligibility requirements of subdivisions 2 and 3 to participate in a challenge incarceration program described in sections 244.171 and 244.172 for all or part of the offender's sentence if the offender agrees to participate in the program and signs a written contract with the commissioner agreeing to comply with the program's requirements.

Subd. 2. Eligibility. The commissioner must limit the challenge incarceration program to the following persons:

(1) offenders who are committed to the commissioner's custody following revocation of a stayed sentence; and

(2) offenders who are committed to the commissioner's custody, who have 48 months or less in or remaining in their term of imprisonment, and who did not receive a dispositional departure under the Sentencing Guidelines.

Subd. 3. Offenders not eligible. The following offenders are not eligible to be placed in the challenge incarceration program:

(1) offenders who are committed to the commissioner's custody following a conviction for murder, manslaughter, criminal sexual conduct, assault, kidnapping, robbery, arson, or any other offense involving death or intentional personal injury; and

(2) offenders who were convicted within the preceding ten years of an offense described in clause (1) and were committed to the custody of the commissioner.

HIST: 1992 c 513 art 9 s 3; 1992 c 571 art 11 s 5,17; 1993 c 326 art 8 s 10; 1996 c 408 art 8 s 6; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 93; 1997 c 239 art 9 s 26