PILOT PROJECT: TABLETS FOR INMATES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 584 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 4, 2017
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PILOT PROJECT TO ALLOW ADULT OFFENDERS AND JUVENILES WHO ARE IN GOOD STANDING TO HAVE ACCESS TO COMPUTER TABLETS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION, AND REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMMING IN PREPARATION FOR REENTRY INTO SOCIETY.
Intro. by McKissick, Bishop, Britt.

Status: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 25 2017)
S 584

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 4 2017 - More information

    Directs the Division of Adult Correction (Division) of the Department of Public Safety to establish and implement a pilot project to allow adult offenders and juveniles who (1) are on good behavior and (2) are within two years from their projected release date to have access to computer tablets. Provides that those eligible are to have access to computer tablets for the purposes of taking continuing education classes, vocational classes, parenting classes, domestic violence or anger management classes, and other programs approved by the Division. Establishes that the Division is to determine what databases are accessible from the tablets. Sets forth that the purpose of the project is to prevent recidivism by allowing adult offenders and juveniles to build educational credentials, participate in prerelease planning and preparations activities, build social support in the outside community, and expose adult offenders and juveniles to updated technology prior to release.

    Directs the Division to select one or more State correctional institutions, youth development centers, and residential treatment facilities to implement the pilot project. Further directs the Division to use available funds to conduct the pilot project during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal years.

    Directs the Division to report on the results of the pilot project to the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly upon its convening.


Printer-friendly: Click to view