Maine Revised Statutes

§1801. State Board of Corrections

The State Board of Corrections, referred to in this subchapter as "the board," is established by Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 6-C. The State Board of Corrections is an autonomous body. [2009, c. 213, Pt. GGG, §2 (AMD); 2009, c. 213, Pt. GGG, §7 (AFF).]

1. Purpose of the board.  The purpose of the board is to develop and implement a coordinated correctional system that demonstrates sound fiscal management, achieves efficiencies, reduces recidivism and ensures the safety and security of correctional staff, inmates, visitors, volunteers and surrounding communities.
[ 2011, c. 374, §7 (AMD) .]
2. State goals.  The board shall develop goals to guide the development of and evaluate the effectiveness of a coordinated correctional system. The board shall present its goals for review and approval by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice and public safety matters. The goals must include benchmarks for performance in the following areas:
A. Recidivism reduction; [2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §30 (NEW).]
B. Pretrial diversion; and [2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §30 (NEW).]
C. Rate of incarceration. [2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §30 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 374, §8 (AMD) .]
2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §30 (NEW). 2009, c. 213, Pt. GGG, §2 (AMD). 2009, c. 213, Pt. GGG, §7 (AFF). 2011, c. 374, §§7, 8 (AMD).

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