Senate Judiciary to hear solitary confinement bill today
The Senate Judiciary committee will be hearing testimony on SB 064 this afternoon. The bill would put limits on the use of solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill inmates and set rules regarding the discipline of and provision of therapy to such inmates.
The bill is sponsored by State Senator Jessie Ulibarri and Representative Joe Salazar.
UPDATE: The bill passed out of committee unanimously, 5-0.