State Board of Corrections
Purpose and Goals
- Purpose of the board. The purpose of the board is to develop
and implement a unified correctional system that demonstrates
sound fiscal management, achieves efficiencies, reduces recidivism
and ensures the safety and security of correctional staff, inmates,
visitors, volunteers and surrounding communities.
- State goals.
The board shall develop goals to guide the development of and
evaluate the effectiveness of a unified correctional system.
The board shall present its goals for review and approval by
the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction
over criminal justice and public safety matters. The goals must
include benchmarks for performance in the following areas:
- Recidivism reduction;
- Pretrial diversion; and
- Rate of incarceration.
Responsibilities and duties
- Manage the cost
- Determine correctional
facility use and purpose.
- Adopt treatment
standards and policies.
- Receive and
Full Text of Authorizing Legislation
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