|Executive Order 461
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WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 461 (04-05) established the Department of Correction Advisory Council (the "Council") for the purpose of advising the Commissioner of Correction on correction policies and procedures and overall administration of the Department; and
WHEREAS, the Council has monitored the implementation of reforms recommended by the Governor's Commission on Corrections Reform, advocated on behalf of continued reforms, and proposed, where appropriate and necessary, modifications to the Commission's recommendations in light of changed circumstances.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mitt Romney, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution as Supreme Executive Magistrate, part 2, c. 2, §I, Art. I, do hereby extend and amend Executive Order 461 (04-05) as follows:
Section 4: The Council shall continue to (i) monitor the implementation of reforms recommended by the Governor's Commission on Corrections Reform, (ii) advocate on behalf of continued reforms, and (iii) propose, where appropriate and necessary, modifications to the Commission's recommendations in light of changed circumstances. In addition, the Council shall monitor implementation of its recommendations to the Commissioner relative to inmate health and mental health services and issues pertaining to female offenders in the Department's custody.
Section 5: Having submitted its preliminary report to the Secretary of Public Safety on matters within its scope of review, the Council shall submit its final report to the Secretary of Public Safety by October 15, 2005, unless such deadline is extended by the Secretary.
Section 8: This Executive Order will expire on December 31, 2006, unless further extended by the Governor by Executive Order.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 15th Day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America two hundred and twenty nine.
MITT ROMNEY, GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN