2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:828.2 - Faith-based programs for inmates; development; monitoring

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:828.2 (2018)

§828.2. Faith-based programs for inmates; development; monitoring

The legislature finds and declares that faith-based programs offered in state and private correctional institutions and facilities have the potential to facilitate inmate institutional adjustment, to help inmates assume personal responsibility, and to reduce recidivism. It is the intent of the legislature that the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and private vendors operating private correctional facilities work toward ensuring the availability and development of such programs at the correctional institutions and facilities of this state and shall continuously:

(1) Measure recidivism rates for all inmates participating in faith-based or religious programs.

(2) Work toward increasing the number of volunteers ministering to inmates from various faith-based institutions in the state.

(3) Develop community linkages with churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith-based institutions to assist in the release of participants back into the community.

Acts 1999, No. 873, §1.

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