91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2565
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Short description: 
CD CORR-PRISONER RESTRICTIONS                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Unified  Code  of  Corrections.   Provides  that  the      
   Department  must  restrict  the personal property of each prisoner to:      
   (1) a Department approved storage box consisting  of  one  footlocker;      
   (2)  all  legal materials; (3) any approved reading materials that can      
   fit into the approved storage box; (4) hygiene products,  (5)  a  fan;      
   (6)  an electric razor; (7) a religious medallion not to exceed $50 in      
   value and one inch in height; (8) a watch not to exceed $100 in value;      
   (9) a wedding ring not to exceed $100 in value; (10) headphones;  (11)      
   typewriter;  (12)  calculator;  (13) a television if authorized by the      
   Department; (14) a radio if authorized by the Department; and  (15)  a      
   cassette   player   if  authorized  by  the  Department.   Establishes      
   restrictions for the first 6 months  of  incarceration  on  prisoners'      
   telephone  calls,  television  viewing,  and  access to prison guards.      
   Limits contact visits during that period.  Limits the prisoner  during      
   the  first  6  months  of  incarceration to one hour of recreation and      
   hygiene outside his or her cell per day.                                    
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                              
          The fiscal and corrections population impacts is unknown.            
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          Same as DOC fiscal note.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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