Colorado Rights Blog

SB21-192: Housing Mentors In Youthful Offender Facility

Bill Number: SB21-192
Year: 2021
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Amabile/J. Gonzales


Under existing law, offenders sentenced to the youthful offender system are housed and serve their sentences in a facility separate from, and are not brought into daily physical contact with, inmates 25 years of age or older who are sentenced to the department of corrections who have not been sentenced to the youthful offender system. The bill adds an exemption that permits youthful offenders to be housed in a youthful offender facility with inmates who are participating in a mentoring program; except that the department of corrections shall not house youthful offenders with inmates who have been convicted of a sex offense.

Current Status:

Sent to the Governor (04/29/2021)
Governor Signed (05/06/2021)

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