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Bill Detail: HB21-1211

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Title Regulation Of Restrictive Housing In Jails
Status Governor Signed (06/24/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors J. Amabile (D)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/05/2021

Beginning July 1, 2022, the bill prohibits a local jail with a bed
capacity of over 400 beds from involuntarily placing an individual in
restrictive housing if the individual meets any one of the following
  • The individual is diagnosed with a serious mental health
disorder or is exhibiting self-harm, grossly abnormal and

irrational behaviors, or breaks with reality or perceptions of
reality indicating the presence of a serious mental health
  • The individual has self-reported a serious mental health
  • The individual has a significant auditory or visual
impairment that cannot otherwise be accommodated;
  • The individual is pregnant or in the postpartum period;
  • The individual is significantly neurocognitively impaired
by a condition such as dementia or a traumatic brain injury;
  • The individual is under 18 years of age; or
  • The individual has an intellectual or developmental
Beginning July 1, 2021, the bill requires each local jail to keep and
maintain a record of certain data regarding each individual placed in
restrictive housing and certain data regarding each individual with a
mental health condition or substance use condition and those transferred
for a mental health hold.

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