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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The commissioner of corrections shall establish programs for
those designated by the commissioner to serve all or part of a sentence on intensive community
supervision or all or part of a supervised release or parole term on intensive supervised release.
The adoption and modification of policies and procedures to implement sections 244.05,
subdivision 6
, and 244.12 to 244.15 are not subject to the rulemaking procedures of chapter 14
because these policies and procedures are excluded from the definition of a rule under section
14.03, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (1). The commissioner shall locate the programs so
that at least one-half of the money appropriated for the programs in each year is used for programs
in Community Corrections Act counties. In awarding contracts for intensive supervision programs
in Community Corrections Act counties, the commissioner shall give first priority to programs
that utilize county employees as intensive supervision agents and shall give second priority to
programs that utilize state employees as intensive supervision agents. The commissioner may
award contracts to other providers in Community Corrections Act counties only if doing so will
result in a significant cost savings or a significant increase in the quality of services provided,
and only after notifying the chairs of the committees in the senate and house of representatives
with jurisdiction over criminal justice policy.
    Subd. 2. Training. The commissioner shall develop specialized training programs for
intensive supervision agents assigned to the intensive community supervision and intensive
supervised release programs. The agent caseload shall not exceed the ratio of 30 offenders to two
intensive supervision agents. An intensive supervision agent must have qualifications comparable
to those for a state corrections agent.
    Subd. 3. Evaluation. The commissioner shall develop a system for gathering and analyzing
information concerning the value and effectiveness of the intensive community supervision
and intensive supervised release programs.
    Subd. 4. Definition. For purposes of section 244.05, subdivision 6, and sections 244.12 to
244.15, "intensive supervision agent" means a probation officer, a corrections agent, or any other
qualified person employed in supervising offenders serving a period of intensive community
supervision or intensive supervised release.
History: 1990 c 568 art 2 s 34; 1991 c 258 s 3; 1994 c 636 art 6 s 17,18; 1997 c 7 art 2 s
32; 1997 c 187 art 2 s 9; 2003 c 2 art 1 s 24

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