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Budget Summary FY2018

89000001 - Department of Correction Facility Operations
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
8900-0001 Department of Correction Facility Operations
For the operation of the department of correction; provided, that the commissioner of correction and the secretary of public safety and security shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security not later than January 3, 2018 on the point score compiled by the department of correction's objective classification system for all prisoners confined in each prison operated by the department; provided further, that to maximize bed capacity and re-entry capability, the department shall submit quarterly reports, utilizing standardized reporting definitions developed mutually with the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association on caseload, admissions, classification, releases and recidivism of all pre-trial, sentenced and federal inmates; provided further, that the department shall submit these reports on a quarterly basis not later than 30 days following the last day of the quarter; provided further, that the first such report shall be due not later than July 2, 2017; provided further, that the department shall also report, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association and the department, on fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 total costs per inmate by facility and security level not later than October 2, 2017; provided further, that the department shall submit biannual reports to the joint committee on the judiciary, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the use of solitary confinement, also known as segregation, in state prisons; provided further, that 1 of the reports shall cover the period from July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, inclusive, and 1 of the reports shall cover the period from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018, inclusive; provided further, that such reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of prisoners subject to solitary confinement; (ii) the length of time spent in solitary confinement; (iii) the number of prisoners with serious mental illness subject to solitary confinement; (iv) the number of prisoners 21 years of age or younger subject to solitary confinement; (v) the number of prisoners subjected to multiple stays in solitary confinement in a given reporting period; (vi) the number of prisoners released directly into the community from solitary confinement or released into the community not more than 30 days after having been in solitary confinement; and (vii) the rate of recidivism for individuals that were subject to solitary confinement; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $2,200,000 for municipalities hosting department of correction facilities; provided further, that of that $2,200,000 no municipality hosting a department of correction facility shall receive more than $800,000; provided further, that of that $2,200,000, no municipality hosting a department of correction facility shall receive less than the amount allocated in item 8900-0001 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Dismas House in Worcester; provided further, that the department of correction shall expend $125,000 for monitoring the efficacy of service delivery reforms at Bridgewater state hospital by the Disability Law Center, Inc.; and provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. shall report on the impact of these reforms on the patients at Bridgewater state hospital to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery, the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than every 6 months

597,658,825 615,329,903

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.