Skip to main content

Mississippi Code Title 47. Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole § 47-5-940. Intensive and comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment pilot program in Bolivar County

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

(1)(a) The Department of Corrections may contract with the Bolivar County Regional Facility for a five-year pilot program dedicated to an intensive and comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment program for not more than two hundred fifty (250) inmates.  The Bolivar County Regional Facility shall have the option of canceling the contract for the drug treatment program after giving the Department of Corrections thirty (30) days' notice of its intent to cancel.  The program shall be a prison-based treatment program designed to reduce substance abuse by inmates, correct dysfunctional thinking and behavioral patterns, and prepare inmates to make a successful and crime-free readjustment to the community.

(b) The Department of Corrections shall reimburse the Bolivar County Regional Facility at the per diem rate allowed under Section 47-5-933.

(2)(a) An inmate who is within eighteen (18) months of his earned release date or parole date may be placed in the program.

(b) The Department of Corrections shall remove any inmate within seventy-two (72) hours after being notified by the Bolivar County Regional Facility that the inmate is violent or refuses to participate in the drug treatment program.

(3) The program shall consist, but is not limited to, the following components:

(a) An assessment and placement component using a recidivism needs assessment of the inmates.

(b) An intensive and comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation component which addresses the specific drug or alcohol problem of the inmate.  This component shall include relapse prevention strategies and anger management strategies.

(c) An aftercare post-release component that has a specific transition plan for each inmate.  The transition plan must address specific post-release needs such as employment, housing, medical care, relapse prevention and treatment.  The plan shall require personnel to assist the inmate with these needs and to assist in finding community-based programs for the inmate.  The plan shall require the inmate to be tracked in at least thirty-day intervals to measure compliance with his established transition plan.

(d) A monitoring assessment of recidivism containing post-release history of substance abuse, breaches of trust, arrests, convictions, employment, community functioning, and marital and family interaction.

(4) The department shall file a report annually on the program with specific data on recidivism of inmates including the data required in subsection (3)(d).

(5) The program authorized under this section may be renewed if it meets performance requirements as may be determined by the Legislature.

(6) This section shall be repealed on July 3, 2018.

No laws or public documents shall be printed, published or advertised by the authority or at the cost of the state, except in the English language.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 47. Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole § 47-5-940. Intensive and comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment pilot program in Bolivar County - last updated January 01, 2018 |

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Copied to clipboard