House Committee Approves Private Probation Bill

Prison Inmate

This week, the House Special Committee on Criminal Justice approved by a vote of 7-2 a bill that puts some restrictions on private probation services. HB 80, sponsored by Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake St. Charles), would leave it up to a judge to decide if someone needs drug or alcohol treatment. Currently, many private probation services conduct testing for drug or alcohol treatment on their own without an order from the court. The bill also seeks to put some oversight on the private probation services that monitor misdemeanor offenses by limiting the time that private probation services can keep someone on probation status to 18 months. The MCC testified in favor of the bill.

March 1, 2019 - 2:59pm
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