To the extent practicable, and in a manner consistent with providing for the safety
of the public, correctional employees, and inmates, the commissioner will create space
in every adult institution for both jail and prison populations: Provided, That in no case shall the commissioner be required to provide jail space in every
institution in excess of space necessary for initial receiving, booking, and holding
of an inmate to await transport by the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation
to the most appropriate housing placement for that inmate. In no case may a person who is a pretrial detainee, who is not currently serving
a felony sentence in the custody of the commissioner, be held in a space designated
as a prison unit. Further, no convicted misdemeanant actively serving a sentence on a misdemeanor
shall be held in a space designated as a prison unit.
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