2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1133 - Sentence to community rehabilitation centers

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1133 (2018)

§1133. Sentence to community rehabilitation centers

A. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a court may order that an offender sentenced to not more than five years without hard labor be placed in a community rehabilitation center under terms and conditions established by the court, provided such placement receives the consent of the offender and the administrators in charge of the center. Upon the written request of the administrators of a community rehabilitation center, the court shall order that an offender placed pursuant to this Subsection be removed, and shall issue such other orders regarding the custody of the offender as are appropriate under the original sentence.

B.(1) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a court may recommend that an offender sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor in the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections be placed in a community rehabilitation center. Upon such a recommendation, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or his designee may place the offender in a community rehabilitation center provided the following conditions are met:

(a) The placement is recommended in a presentence investigation report.

(b) The offender agrees to the placement.

(c) The sentence to imprisonment at hard labor is for five years or less.

(d) The offender has never been convicted of a sex-related offense.

(e) The offender has not exhibited and his record does not reveal an habitual or compulsive use of violence against persons.

(f) The secretary or his designee concludes, based upon evaluation conducted by the department, that the offender is likely to respond affirmatively to placement in a community rehabilitation center.

(2) Any offender placed in a community rehabilitation center pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection may be removed from the center and placed in a Department of Public Safety and Corrections facility at the discretion of the secretary or his designee.

C. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to a defendant who was convicted of any violation of R.S. 14:98.

Acts 1970, No. 441, §1; Acts 1988, No. 610, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1989; Acts 1989, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 11, §1, eff. Mar. 13, 1989.

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