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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3045         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1668

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David T. Vieira

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act concerning time of sentence while in confinement to isolation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3045        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1668

By Mr. Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1668) of David T. Vieira relative to the time of sentence while in confinement to isolation.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act concerning time of sentence while in confinement to isolation.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 127 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 41, the following section: --

             

              Section 41B. Time of sentence while in confinement to isolation: Any prisoner in any correctional institution of the commonwealth or in any house of correction or jail, who after a disciplinary hearing is ordered to serve a sanction in disciplinary detention for disciplinary reasons, shall not have any day or part of a day served in disciplinary detention confinement deducted from their sentence. Time served in disciplinary detention shall be recorded by the superintendent in accordance with Section 4 of this Chapter.  A prisoner shall have the right to appeal their confinement through established institutional means and the court system.  The commissioner or any sheriff or their designee may restore such forfeited days after an inmate’s release from disciplinary or administrative segregation if the inmate shows improvement in behavior and/or takes part in educational, substance abuse and other such programming and remains discipline free.    This section shall not apply to any prisoner who is placed in segregation for nondisciplinary or for protective purposes.

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