2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:828.1 - Prison rehabilitation pilot program; establishment; participating correctional institutions; content; administration; implementation; reporting
§828.1. Prison rehabilitation pilot program; establishment; participating correctional institutions; content; administration; implementation; reporting
A. The "Prison Rehabilitation Pilot Program" is hereby created and established within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
B. Any state correctional institution may participate in the program.
C. The program shall consist of the following subprograms:
(1) An educational station, which shall utilize an educational system which first determines the most effective particular learning style of each inmate and then teaches each inmate using that particular learning style.
(2) A vocational station, which shall utilize a computer-based instruction program teaching basic academic skills in a job-related context.
(3) An after-care treatment program, which shall consist of the following:
(a) An in-prison case manager who shall prepare inmates for upcoming release.
(b) A community resource specialist who shall supervise and monitor former inmates for the first twelve months following release from the correctional institution.
(c) Participation in the post-release supervision segment of the after-care treatment program shall be voluntary for those former inmates who are released following fulfillment of their sentences or following an executive pardon. Participation shall be mandatory, as a condition of parole, for those former inmates who are released on parole.
(4) Participation shall be mandatory for those inmates who participate in the good time program.
D. The department shall adopt and promulgate rules and guidelines as it deems necessary for the administration and implementation of this program.
E. The program shall be introduced into the selected institutions on January 1, 1995.
F. Each in-prison case manager and community resource specialist shall present a comprehensive report on the progress of inmates and former inmates under their respective jurisdictions to the secretary within twenty-two months following initial implementation of the program. The secretary shall submit a report on the overall success of the program to the governor, the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the House of Representatives within twenty-four months following initial implementation of the program. This report shall include a recommendation that the program be continued, expanded, or terminated.
G. The provisions of this Section shall be implemented only to the extent that funds are appropriated for this purpose and to the extent that is consistent with available resources, physical custody, and appropriate classification criteria.
Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 138, §1.