2010 Arkansas Code
Title 12 - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, And Military Affairs
Subtitle 3 - Correctional Facilities And Programs
Chapter 28 - State Correctional Facilities
Subchapter 6 - Prison Overcrowding Emergency Powers Act
§ 12-28-604 - List of inmates -- Early parole or discharge.

12-28-604. List of inmates -- Early parole or discharge.

(a) (1) When the Board of Corrections declares a prison overcrowding state of emergency due to exceeding ninety-eight percent (98%) of the rated capacity and notifies the Director of the Department of Correction of the emergency as authorized, the director shall certify to the board a list of those inmates who are Class I and Class II, and the director shall indicate which inmates he or she recommends for parole, transfer, or discharge.

(2) The listed inmates shall be those who, if authorized, would have their parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or minimum release dates moved up to a point where they would immediately be eligible for parole, transfer, or discharge.

(3) Upon receipt of the list of inmates certified by the director, the board is authorized to move up the projected parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or minimum release dates of any or all inmates on the list by up to ninety (90) days.

(4) The board shall certify to the director a list of the names of all prisoners whose projected parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or minimum release dates are affected pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter.

(b) (1) When the board declares a prison overcrowding state of emergency due to the county jail backlog exceeding five hundred (500) inmates and notifies the director of the emergency as authorized, the director shall certify to the board a list of those inmates who are in Class I or Class II status who have been incarcerated in a department facility for a minimum of six (6) months and are serving a sentence for a nonviolent offense as established by the board, and the director shall indicate which inmates he or she recommends for parole, transfer, or discharge.

(2) The listed inmates shall be those who, if authorized, would have their parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or discharge dates moved up to a point where they would immediately be eligible for parole, transfer, or discharge.

(3) Upon the receipt of the list of inmates certified by the director, the board is authorized to move up the projected parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or discharge dates of any or all inmates on the list by up to one (1) year.

(4) The board shall certify to the director a list of the names of all prisoners whose projected parole eligibility, transfer eligibility, or discharge dates are affected pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter.
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