CSHB 2(STA): "An Act providing for incarceration of certain nonviolent offenders in boot camps operated by the Department of Corrections; making prisoners who complete the boot camp program eligible for discretionary parole; allowing the Department of Corrections to contract with a person for a boot camp program; creating the Boot Camp Advisory Board in the Department of Corrections; and providing for an effective date."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 2(STA) 01 "An Act providing for incarceration of certain nonviolent offenders in boot camps 02 operated by the Department of Corrections; making prisoners who complete the 03 boot camp program eligible for discretionary parole; allowing the Department of 04 Corrections to contract with a person for a boot camp program; creating the 05 Boot Camp Advisory Board in the Department of Corrections; and providing for 06 an effective date." 07 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 08 * Section 1. AS 33.16.090 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 09 (f) Notwithstanding another provision of law, a prisoner who is not otherwise 10 eligible for discretionary parole who has successfully completed the boot camp 11 program under AS 33.30.182 is eligible for discretionary parole. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 33.16.100 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 13 (e) Notwithstanding (c) and (d) of this section, a prisoner who is eligible for 14 discretionary parole under AS 33.16.090(f) may be released on parole at any time after
01 the successful completion of the boot camp program under AS 33.30.182. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 33.30 is amended by adding new sections to read: 03 ARTICLE 2A. BOOT CAMP PROGRAM. 04 Sec. 33.30.182. BOOT CAMP PROGRAM. (a) The commissioner shall 05 establish a boot camp program as a correctional facility of the state. The boot camp 06 program is an alternative correctional facility and program for youthful prisoners who 07 have been sentenced for a conviction of a less serious nature and who have not 08 previously participated in the boot camp program. Prisoners participating in the boot 09 camp program shall be housed separately from other prisoners committed to the 10 custody of the commissioner who are not participating in the program. 11 (b) The commissioner shall include in the boot camp program 12 (1) a military style intensive physical training and discipline program; 13 (2) alcohol and drug counseling, education, and treatment as an integral 14 part of the program; 15 (3) a training program emphasizing skills for reentering society; 16 (4) training in personal accountability and the work ethic; and 17 (5) other educational, counseling, and treatment programs as determined 18 by the department or as ordered by a court under AS 12.55.015. 19 (c) The commissioner shall structure the boot camp program so that a prisoner 20 entering the program may complete it in a period of time determined by the 21 commissioner but not greater than 150 days. 22 (d) A prisoner shall be removed from the boot camp program and reassigned 23 to another correctional facility if the prisoner fails to successfully complete the 24 program or otherwise fails to abide by the regulations of the program. 25 (e) The commissioner shall adopt regulations to implement AS 33.30.182 - 26 33.30.184 and otherwise administer the boot camp program. The regulations must 27 include provisions to require a prisoner to reimburse the department for the costs of 28 participating in the boot camp program to the extent of the prisoner's resources. 29 (f) Notwithstanding AS 33.30.031, the department may contract with a person 30 for operation of a boot camp program under this section. A contract boot camp 31 program must meet all of the requirements for a boot camp under this section and
01 under the regulations adopted by the commissioner. Prisoners shall be assigned to a 02 contract boot camp program in the manner provided under AS 33.30.183. 03 (g) The commissioner shall maintain records of the program and shall annually 04 report to the legislature not later than February 1 on the program and its effectiveness. 05 The report must include, to the extent the technological capability of the department 06 allows, 07 (1) a comparison of recidivism rates between prisoners who have 08 completed the boot camp program and other prisoners not eligible for the program who 09 are committed to the custody of the commissioner; 10 (2) a comparison of costs between the boot camp program and 11 traditional incarceration programs; 12 (3) a description of the number of prisoners who have participated in, 13 completed, or failed the boot camp program. 14 Sec. 33.30.183. ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSIGNMENT TO BOOT CAMP 15 PROGRAM. (a) The commissioner may not allow a prisoner to serve time in the 16 boot camp program unless the commissioner specifically finds that the prisoner meets 17 the eligibility requirements of this section. 18 (b) To be eligible to serve time in the boot camp program, the prisoner must 19 have been selected by the commissioner and 20 (1) be under 26 years of age; 21 (2) have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of at least 150 days; 22 (3) not have previously participated in a boot camp program under 23 AS 33.30.182; 24 (4) not be serving a sentence for a violation of AS 11.41; 25 AS 11.46.300, 11.46.400; AS 11.56.300, 11.56.810; AS 11.61.100, 11.61.190, 26 11.61.195, or 11.61.240. 27 Sec. 33.30.184. ADVISORY BOARD. (a) The Boot Camp Program Advisory 28 Board is established in the department. The board shall review and provide advice to 29 the commissioner concerning the boot camp program. The members of the board are 30 appointed by the governor as follows: 31 (1) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee;
01 (2) the director of the division of institutions of the department; 02 (3) the director of the division of community corrections of the 03 department; 04 (4) a member of the house of representatives; 05 (5) a member of the senate; and 06 (6) two public members. 07 (b) The public members of the board are entitled to per diem and travel 08 expenses authorized by law for boards and commissions under AS 39.20.180. 09 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 1995.