Bill Summary for H 608 (2021)

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May 6 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 608 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 20, 2021
AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE DIGNITY OF WOMEN WHO ARE INCARCERATED.
Intro. by K. Baker, Clemmons, White, K. Hall.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Amends GS 15A-1360.5 to require the Department of Public Safety to authorize visitation of incarcerated mothers held in State prisons with low- or minimum-security classifications, who are mothers  of a minor child under the age of 1, by the incarcerated mother's minor child under the age of 1 (previously this applied to parents, not just mothers).

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