Arizona Revised Statutes § 31-285 Transition Program Release; Report

31-285. Transition program release; report

A. An inmate who enters a transition program pursuant to this article shall be released from confinement three months earlier than the inmate's earliest release date based on the inmate's risk and need and rules adopted pursuant to section 31-281. An inmate who the director determines has participated in the program but who is not low risk shall not be released from confinement earlier than the inmate's earliest release date.

B. On or before September 30 of each year, the department shall prepare a report that details the cost reductions to the department that are directed to the transition program pursuant to this article and the number of participants who did not receive an early release under the transition program. The reduction rate shall equal at least seventeen dollars per inmate per day. The department shall submit a copy of its report to the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and shall provide a copy of this report to the director of the joint legislative budget committee and the secretary of state.

C. The state treasurer shall deposit any cost reductions that are identified pursuant to subsection B of this section in the transition program fund established by section 31-284 for the purpose of providing transitional services.

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