2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:574.5 - Intensive incarceration and parole supervision of persons held by sheriffs in Orleans Parish

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:574.5 (2018)

§574.5. Intensive incarceration and parole supervision of persons held by sheriff in Orleans Parish

A. An offender sentenced to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections but held by the sheriff of an eligible parish, as defined in Subsection E, and who is otherwise eligible for the intensive incarceration and parole supervision program of the department as provided for in R.S. 15:574.4, may be considered for an intensive incarceration program administered by the sheriff of that parish if all the following conditions are met:

(1) The offender is sentenced to be committed to the department to serve seven years or less.

(2) The court at sentencing recommends that the offender be considered for participation in an intensive incarceration and parole supervision program.

(3) The sheriff's office of the parish finds, after an evaluation, that the offender is particularly likely to respond affirmatively to participation in such a program.

(4) The offender voluntarily enrolls in such a program after having been advised by the sheriff's office of the rules and regulations governing participation in such a program.

B. The provisions of the intensive incarceration program of the department as set forth in R.S. 15:574.4(A) and Code of Criminal Procedure Article 901.1 shall apply to any intensive incarceration program administered by the sheriff of any eligible parish except for the following:

(1) The duration of any intensive incarceration shall not be less than two hundred seventy nor more than three hundred sixty-five days.

(2) The participating offender shall be evaluated by the program staff of the sheriff conducting the program on a continual basis throughout the entire period of intensive incarceration. The evaluation shall include the offender's performance while incarcerated, the likelihood of successful adjustment on parole, and other factors deemed relevant by the committee on parole and the program staff. The evaluation shall provide the basis for recommendations by the sheriff's office to the committee on parole upon the offender's successful completion of any intensive incarceration program. Violation of any institutional or program rules or regulations may subject the participant to removal from an intensive incarceration program.

(3) Upon completion of any intensive incarceration program, the committee on parole shall review the case of the offender and recommend that the offender be released on intensive parole supervision or that the offender serve the remainder of his sentence as provided by law.

C. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 15:574.4(A)(1), offenders who have successfully completed an intensive incarceration program as provided for in this Section shall be eligible for intensive parole supervision as provided for in R.S. 15:574.4(A)(2).

D. In the event an offender sentenced to be committed to the custody of the department participates in an intensive incarceration program of any eligible parish, the sheriff's office shall be reimbursed by the department for his participation in the program in the amount appropriated by the legislature.

E. As used in this Section, "eligible parish" means the parish of Orleans.

F. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department may reimburse the sheriff not more than three dollars a day in addition to the amount authorized in R.S. 15:824(B)(1)(a) and Subsection D of this Section, for his participation in the program. This reimbursement shall be subject to legislative appropriation.

Acts 1987, No. 611, §1; Acts 2001, No. 259, §1; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 18, §1; Acts 2012, No. 714, §8.

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