AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW PROVIDING FOR MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR JAIL DORMITORIES TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO HOUSE SIXTY‑FOUR INMATES PER DORMITORY SO LONG AS CERTAIN MINIMUM STANDARDS ARE MET.
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Makes GS 153A-221(d), which allows county detention facility dorms to house up to 64 inmates if six specified conditions are met, applicable to all counties (was, applied to counties with a population exceeding 250,000 according to the most recent federal census).
Adds an amendment to GS 14-256 to make a person guilty of a Class H felony upon escaping from a county or city confinement facility or officers if the person has been charged with or convicted of a felony (was, convicted of a felony) and has been committed to the facility pending trial or transfer (was, pending transfer) to the state prison system. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses occurring on or after that date.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
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