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County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee

Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

The committee will study the following issues: the current cost of maintaining and staffing county courthouses, jail facilities, and justice centers in each county; the current availability of state resources to aid in the funding of county courthouse facilities; the current availability of state resources to aid in the funding of, and overcrowding issues in, county jail facilities; approaches to increase state funds for county courthouses and jails; reforms in sentencing, probation, or parole policies that encourage the use of county jail facilities; approaches to address the growing problems of heroin and prescription opiate addiction and mental health issues.

Committee Members

Don Coram
Senator

Don Coram

Chair
Adrienne Benavidez
Representative

Adrienne Benavidez

Vice Chair
Susan Beckman
Representative

Susan Beckman

Rhonda Fields
Senator

Rhonda Fields

Dafna Michaelson Jenet
Representative

Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Committee Activity

  • 07/17/2017
    (8)
    Hearing Item Actions Documents/Links
    Call to Order and Opening Remarks
    Committee Charge and Interim Bill Drafting Process
    Legislative History of County Courthouse and Jail Funding
    County Courthouses and Jails: Overview from the Counties
    County Jail Population Issues
    Underfunded Courthouse Facility and Court Security Cash Fund Grants
    State Prisoners in County Jails
    Public Testimony