Existing law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to conduct assessments of all inmates regarding the inmate's history of substance abuse, medical and mental health, education, family background, criminal activity, service in the United States military, and social functioning for use in placing the inmate in programs that will aid in his or her reentry to society and that will most likely reduce the inmate's chances of reoffending. This bill would require the department, in making an initial inmate housing assignment, to consider whether the inmate is eligible for public mental health services due to a serious mental illness or whether the inmate currently is eligible for benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance program due to a diagnosed mental illness.
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From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.Thu, Feb 1st 2018
Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.Wed, Jan 31st 2018
In committee: Held under submission.Fri, May 26th 2017
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.Wed, May 10th 2017
Re-referred to Com. on APPR.Tue, Apr 25th 2017
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.Mon, Apr 24th 2017
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.Wed, Mar 15th 2017
Referred to Com. on PUB. S.Mon, Feb 13th 2017
From printer. May be heard in committee March 4.Thu, Feb 2nd 2017
Read first time. To print.Wed, Feb 1st 2017