The corrections advisory board provided in section 401.02, subdivision 1, shall consist of at least nine members, who shall be representative of law enforcement, prosecution, the judiciary, education, corrections, ethnic minorities, the social services, and the lay citizen.
The members of the corrections advisory board shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners or the joint board in the case of multiple counties and shall serve for terms of two years from and after the date of their appointment, and shall remain in office until their successors are duly appointed. The board may elect its own officers.
Where two or more counties combine to come within the provisions of sections 401.01 to 401.16, the joint corrections advisory board shall contain representation as provided in subdivision 1, but the members comprising the board may come from each of the participating counties as may be determined by agreement of the counties.
The corrections advisory board provided in sections 401.01 to 401.16, shall actively participate in the formulation of the comprehensive plan for the development, implementation, and operation of the correctional program and services described in section 401.01, and shall make a formal recommendation to the county board or joint board at least annually concerning the comprehensive plan and its implementation during the ensuing year.
If a corrections advisory board carries out its duties through the implementation of a committee structure, the composition of each committee or subgroup shall generally reflect the membership of the entire board. All proceedings of the corrections advisory board and any committee or other subgroup of the board shall be open to the public; and all votes taken of members of the board shall be recorded and shall become matters of public record.
The corrections advisory board shall promulgate and implement rules concerning attendance of members at board meetings.