2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:571.34 - Alternative to traditional imprisonment; prisoners who are elderly or infirm

§571.34. Alternative to traditional imprisonment; prisoners who are elderly or infirm

A. Not later than October 1, 1997, contingent upon legislative appropriation, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall implement a pilot project using an alternative mode of incarceration to traditional imprisonment involving electronic monitoring for executing the sentences of certain offenders who are elderly or infirm as determined by the department. The project shall provide for active electronic monitoring of the prisoner.

B.(1) The pilot project undertaken pursuant to this Section shall be implemented in not less than three areas of the state. Each area shall be unique from the others regarding its location and the size of its population.

(2) The pilot project undertaken pursuant to this Section shall include the use of electronic monitoring devices.

C.(1) The pilot project undertaken pursuant to this Section shall be evaluated with regard to security, beneficial and detrimental effects on the prisoner, projected probable effects on deterrence, cost, labor intensiveness, and other relevant measures of effectiveness. Such evaluation shall provide the required information on a project basis as well as in comparison with traditional imprisonment.

(2) All evaluations shall be presented to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice, and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Section C, as well as to the governor. The first such evaluation shall be reported not later than thirty days prior to the first day of the 1998 Regular Session of the Legislature.

Acts 1997, No. 1180, §1, eff. July 14, 1997; Acts 2014, No. 811, §7, eff. June 23, 2014.

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