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    Subdivision 1. Assessments; programming plans. The commissioner of corrections shall
develop an educational assessment to determine the educational status and needs of adults and
juveniles in Department of Corrections facilities. The commissioner shall ensure that assessments
are conducted on all individuals both upon their admittance and prior to their discharge from a
facility. The commissioner shall create a programming plan for individuals on whom an admission
assessment was conducted if the individual is admitted to an educational program. The plan must
address any special needs identified by the assessment. The commissioner shall also determine
methods to measure the educational progress of individuals during their stay at a facility.
    Subd. 2. Report required. By December 15, 1999, the commissioner of corrections
shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house committees
and divisions having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding on the educational
assessments and programming plans described in subdivision 1.
History: 1998 c 367 art 9 s 10