Colorado Rights Blog

SB18-238: County Jail Prisoner Labor

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB18-238
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: D. Valdez /L. Crowder


Under current law, prisoners convicted of an offense and
sentenced to county jail are required to work inside the jail. When no
work is available inside the jail, convicted and sentenced prisoners are
required to work outside the jail. The bill permits county sheriffs to allow
prisoners to work outside of jail at any time, including on any public
property. The bill permits a person who is confined in a county jail, but
who has not been convicted and sentenced, to work while confined in the
county jail.

Current Status:

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/08/2018)
House Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Judiciary (04/26/2018)

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