|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 3140 - Substance Abuse Treatment Recommendations|
|Author:||Senator Jane B. Ranum|
|Prepared by:||Chris Turner, Senate Research (651/296-4350)|
|Date:||March 21, 2006|
Section 1 requires Department of Corrections recidivism studies to include statistics on the
percentage of offenders who have been assessed as chemically dependent and maintain separate
recidivism rates for persons completing and persons not completing treatment.
Section 2 requires the commissioner, upon release of an offender, to provide the corrections agency that will supervise the offender all records on the offender's prison-based substance abuse assessments, treatments, and other related services.
Section 3 requires the commissioner, by January 15, 2007, and at least once every three years thereafter, to contract for an independent review of the Department's prison-based substance abuse assessment activities.
Section 4 requires the commissioner to cooperate with community-based corrections agencies to determine the substance abuse treatment needs of offenders transitioning from prison to the community.
Section 5 requires the commissioner to keep adequate records regarding inmate participation in substance abuse treatment programs, including noncompliance with assessment recommendations.
Section 6 requires the commissioner, by January 15, 2007, to report recommendations to the Legislature on how to improve the availability and effectiveness of prison-based and community-
based substance abuse treatment programs. These recommendations must include an estimate of the financial cost involved.
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