Bill Text: MI HB4489 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Corrections: prisoners; provision of prison code relating to disciplinary time and disciplinary credits; eliminate, and restore good time credits. Amends sec. 33 of 1893 PA 118 (MCL 800.33) & repeals secs. 34 & 35 of 1893 PA 118 (MCL 800.34 & 800.35).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 28-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-11 - Bill Electronically Reproduced 03/10/2021 [HB4489 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HB4489-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL NO. 4489

March 10, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Bolden, Thanedar, LaGrand, Manoogian, Rogers, Hertel, Sabo, Brixie, Kuppa, Aiyash, Haadsma, Hammoud, Brenda Carter, Scott, Anthony, Peterson, Brabec, Hood, Steckloff, Hope, O'Neal, Camilleri, Weiss, Breen, Ellison, Tyrone Carter, Jones and Yancey and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A bill to amend 1893 PA 118, entitled

"An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to state prisons, to state houses of correction, and branches of state prisons and reformatories, and the government and discipline thereof and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith,"

by amending section 33 (MCL 800.33), as amended by 1999 PA 148; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 33. (1) A record of all major misconduct charges for which a prisoner has been found guilty shall must be maintained and given to the parole board as part of the parole eligibility report prepared for each prisoner pursuant to under section 35 of the corrections code of 1953, 1953 PA 232, MCL 791.235.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a prisoner who is serving a sentence for a crime committed before April 1, 1987, and who has not been found guilty of a major misconduct or had a violation of the laws of this state recorded against him or her shall must receive a disciplinary credit reduction from his or her sentence as follows:

(a) During the first and second years of his or her sentence, 5 days for each month.

(b) During the third and fourth years, 6 days for each month.

(c) During the fifth and sixth years, 7 days for each month.

(d) During the seventh, eighth, and ninth years, 9 days for each month.

(e) During the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth years, 10 days for each month.

(f) During the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth years, 12 days for each month.

(g) From and including the twentieth year, up to and including the period fixed for the expiration of the sentence, 15 days for each month.

(3) Except as provided in section 34, all prisoners serving a sentence for a crime that was committed on or after April 1, 1987 are eligible to earn disciplinary and special disciplinary credits as provided in subsection (5). Disciplinary credits shall be earned, forfeited, and restored as provided in this section. Accumulated disciplinary credits shall received under subsection (2) must be deducted from a prisoner's minimum and maximum sentence in order to determine his or her parole eligibility date and discharge date.

(4) This section shall must not be construed to allow good time , disciplinary credits , or special disciplinary credits in cases of commuted sentences unless so stipulated in the executive order commuting the sentence.

(5) Except as provided in section 34, all prisoners serving a sentence on December 30, 1982, or incarcerated after December 30, 1982, for the conviction of a crime enumerated in section 33b(a) to (cc) of 1953 PA 232, MCL 791.233b, are eligible to earn a disciplinary credit of 5 days per month for each month served after December 30, 1982. Accumulated disciplinary credits shall be deducted from a prisoner's minimum and maximum sentence in order to determine his or her parole eligibility dates.

A prisoner shall not earn disciplinary credits under this subsection during any month in which the prisoner is found guilty of having committed a major misconduct. The amount of disciplinary credits not earned as a result of being found guilty of a major misconduct shall be limited to the disciplinary credits that would have been earned for the month in which the major misconduct occurred. Any disciplinary credits not earned as a result of the prisoner being found guilty of a major misconduct shall never be earned or restored. The warden may order that a prisoner found guilty of a major misconduct, including but not limited to charges of rioting, inciting to riot, escape, homicide, or assault and battery, forfeit all or a portion of the disciplinary credits accumulated prior to the month in which the misconduct occurred. An order forfeiting accumulated disciplinary credits shall be based upon a review of the prisoner's institutional record.

The disciplinary credit committee, which is comprised of the prisoner's resident unit manager, custody officers in the resident unit with direct supervisory responsibilities over the prisoner, and the appropriate work or school assignment supervisor, shall be a part of the reclassification process and shall review, at least annually, the status of each prisoner in the housing unit who has forfeited disciplinary credits. The committee may recommend to the warden whether any forfeited disciplinary credits should be restored to the prisoner.

In addition to disciplinary credits, a prisoner eligible for disciplinary credits under this subsection may be awarded 2 days per month special disciplinary credits for good institutional conduct on the recommendation of the disciplinary credit committee and the concurrence of the warden based on an annual review of the prisoner's institutional record. Special disciplinary credits shall not be awarded for any month in which a prisoner has been found guilty of a major misconduct.

The department of corrections shall promulgate rules pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, necessary to implement this subsection not more than 180 days after December 30, 1982.

(5) (6) On and after April 1, 1987, a A prisoner shall must not earn good time disciplinary credits under this section during any month in which the prisoner is found guilty of having committed a major misconduct. The amount of good time disciplinary credits not earned as a result of being found guilty of a major misconduct shall must be limited to the amount of good time disciplinary credits that would have been earned during the month in which the major misconduct occurred. Any good time disciplinary credits not earned as a result of the prisoner being found guilty of a major misconduct shall must never be earned or restored.

(6) (7) The department of corrections shall promulgate rules pursuant to under the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, prescribing how much of his or her accumulated good time or accumulated disciplinary credits the prisoner may forfeit if found guilty of 1 or more major misconducts.

(7) (8) The warden may order that a prisoner found guilty of a major misconduct forfeit all or a portion of the good time disciplinary credits accumulated prior to the month in which the misconduct occurred.

(8) (9) The good time disciplinary credit committee, which is comprised of the prisoner's resident unit manager, custody officer in the resident unit with direct supervisory responsibility over the prisoner, and the appropriate work or school assignment supervisor, shall must be part of the reclassification process. The good time disciplinary credit committee shall recommend to the warden the amount of special good time disciplinary credit to be awarded and the restoration of any accumulated good time disciplinary credit that has been forfeited.

(9) (10) The warden, as a reward for good conduct, may restore to a prisoner the whole or any portion of the good time or disciplinary credits forfeited because of a finding of guilty for a major misconduct. However, forfeited good time or disciplinary credits shall must not be restored without the recommendation of the disciplinary credit committee or good time committee and the prior written approval of the deputy director in charge of the bureau of correctional facilities administration or the deputy director in charge of the bureau of field services field operations administration. Disciplinary credits or good time allowances that have not been earned because of institutional misconduct shall must not be restored.

(10) (11) A prisoner who has been sentenced concurrently for separate convictions shall must have his or her good time or disciplinary credits computed on the basis of the longest of the concurrent sentences. If a prisoner is serving consecutive sentences for separate convictions, his or her good time or disciplinary credits shall must be computed and accumulated on each sentence individually and all good time or disciplinary credits that have been earned on any of the sentences shall be are subject to forfeiture pursuant to subsections (5) and (8).under subsection (7).

(11) (12) The warden of an institution may grant special good time disciplinary credit allowances. to eligible prisoners who are convicted of a crime that is committed before April 1, 1987. Special good time credit shall disciplinary credits must not exceed 50% of the good time disciplinary credit allowances under the schedule in subsection (2). Special good time shall disciplinary credits must be awarded for good conduct only and shall must not be awarded for any month in which a prisoner has been found guilty of a major misconduct.

(12) (13) The parole board shall be is exclusively empowered to cause the forfeiture of good time or disciplinary credits earned by a prisoner at the time of a parole violation.

(14) A prisoner subject to disciplinary time is not eligible for good time, special good time, disciplinary credits, or special disciplinary credits.

(13) (15) The court may order the reduction or forfeiture of 1 or more of the following disciplinary credits pursuant to under section 5513 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.5513. :

(a) Good time.

(b) Disciplinary.

(c) Special disciplinary.

(14) The department of corrections shall recalculate the parole eligibility date and discharge date for each prisoner serving a sentence on the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection who becomes eligible for disciplinary credits under subsection (2) as a result of the amendatory act that added this subsection.

Enacting section 1. Sections 34 and 35 of 1893 PA 118, MCL 800.34 and 800.35, are repealed effective 90 days after the date this amendatory act is enacted into law.

Enacting section 2. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

Enacting section 3. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4488 (request no. 00889'21) of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.

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