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Section 12-25-32 Definitions. For the purposes of this article, the following terms have the
following meanings: (1) COMMISSION. The Alabama Sentencing Commission, established as a state
agency under the Supreme Court by this chapter. (2) CONTINUUM OF PUNISHMENTS. An array of
punishment options, from probation to incarceration, graduated in restrictiveness according
to the degree of supervision of the offender including, but not limited to, all of the following:
a. Active Incarceration. A sentence, other than an intermediate punishment or unsupervised
probation, that requires an offender to serve a sentence of imprisonment. The term includes
time served in a work release program operated as a custody option by the Alabama Department
of Corrections or in the Supervised Intensive Restitution program of the Department of Corrections
pursuant to Article 7, commencing with Section 15-18-110, of Chapter 18 of Title 15. b. Intermediate
Punishment. A sentence that may include assignment to any... - 11K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 15-18-175 Eligibility; exclusion; sentencing. (a) An offender who meets one of the
following minimum criteria shall be considered eligible for punishment in the community under
this article: (1) Persons who, without this option, would be incarcerated in a correctional
institution or who are currently incarcerated in a correctional institution. (2) Persons who
are convicted of misdemeanors. (b) The following offenders are excluded from consideration
for punishment in the community: (1) Persons who are convicted of offenses as listed in subdivision
(14) of Section 15-18-171. (2) Persons who demonstrate a pattern of violent behavior. In reaching
this determination, the court may consider prior convictions and other acts not resulting
in conviction or criminal charges, and the offender's behavior while in state or county confinement.
(c) The eligibility criteria established in this section shall be interpreted as guidelines
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Section 15-22-24 Board of Pardons and Paroles - Duties retirement of parole officers; representation
of applicant by state official; supervision and treatment; training requirements. (a) The
Board of Pardons and Paroles, hereinafter referred to as "the board," shall be charged
with the duty of determining, through use of a validated risk and needs assessment as defined
in Section 12-25-32, what prisoners serving sentences in the jails and prisons of the State
of Alabama may be released on parole and when and under what conditions. Such board shall
also be charged with the duty of supervising all prisoners released on parole from the jails
or prisons of the state and of lending its assistance to the courts in the supervision of
all prisoners placed on probation by courts exercising criminal jurisdiction and making such
investigations as may be necessary in connection therewith, of implementing the use of validated
risk and needs assessments as defined in Section 12-25-32 by probation... - 8K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 15-18-171 Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the
following meanings, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) APPLICATION PROCESS
AND PROCEDURES. The criteria and guidelines developed by the Department of Corrections for
the establishment of community punishment and corrections programs, the granting of funds
for programs authorized herein, and the monitoring, evaluation, and review of programs funded
herein. (2) BOARD. The board of directors of the authority or the board of directors of a
nonprofit entity. (3) COMMISSIONER. The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections. (4)
COMMUNITY. The county or counties comprising one or more judicial circuits. (5) COMMUNITY
PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS AUTHORITY. A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions
of this article. (6) COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT AND CORRECTIONS PROGRAM. Any program designed as
an alternative to incarceration and maintained by a county commission or an... - 5K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 15-18-8 Terms of confinement, etc.; probation. (a) When a defendant is convicted of
an offense, other than a sex offense involving a child as defined in Section 15-20A-4, that
constitutes a Class A or Class B felony offense, and receives a sentence of 20 years or less
in any court having jurisdiction to try offenses against the State of Alabama and the judge
presiding over the case is satisfied that the ends of justice and the best interests of the
public as well as the defendant will be served thereby, he or she may order: (1) That a defendant
convicted of a Class A or Class B felony be confined in a prison, jail-type institution, or
treatment institution for a period not exceeding three years in cases where the imposed sentence
is not more than 15 years, and that the execution of the remainder of the sentence be suspended
notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary and that the defendant be placed
on probation for such period and upon such terms as the court... - 7K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 12-23A-2 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following
meanings: (1) ADVISORY COMMITTEE. A local committee which may consist of the following members
or their designees: a. The drug court judge, who shall serve as chair. b. The district attorney.
c. The public defender or a member of the criminal defense bar. d. The drug court coordinator.
e. The court clerk. f. A community corrections or court referral officer, or both. g. A pretrial
services provider. h. A law enforcement officer. i. Substance abuse treatment providers. j.
Any other person the chair deems appropriate. (2) ASSESSMENT. A diagnostic evaluation for
placement in a treatment program which shall be performed in accordance with criteria certified
by the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services Division. (3) CHARGE. As defined
in Section 12-25-32(13). (4) CONTINUUM OF CARE. A seamless and coordinated course of substance
abuse education and treatment designed to meet... - 5K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 12-25-33 Powers and duties of commission. To achieve the goals recognized by the Legislature
in Chapter 25 and Section 12-25-31, the commission shall: (1) Develop, maintain, and modify
as necessary a system of statewide voluntary sentencing standards for use in felony cases
which shall take into account historical sentencing data, concerning time actually served
for various felony offenses, sentences imposed for various felony offenses, and such other
factors as appear historically relevant to determining both the duration and disposition of
sentences in felony cases. The standards shall recognize a continuum of punishments in recommending
the disposition of sentences. (2) Educate judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim's
service officers, community corrections officials, probation officers, and other personnel,
where appropriate, in the use of the voluntary sentencing standards and worksheets. (3) Develop,
distribute, and periodically update sentencing worksheets for... - 4K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 32-5A-191 (Effective until July 1, 2023) Driving while under influence of alcohol,
controlled substances, etc. (a) A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control
of any vehicle while: (1) There is 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his or her
blood; (2) Under the influence of alcohol; (3) Under the influence of a controlled substance
to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving; (4) Under the combined influence
of alcohol and a controlled substance to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely
driving; or (5) Under the influence of any substance which impairs the mental or physical
faculties of such person to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving.
(b) A person who is under the age of 21 years shall not drive or be in actual physical control
of any vehicle if there is 0.02 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood.
The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency shall suspend or revoke the... - 34K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 15-18-180 Funding for community-based programs, facilities, services; user fees; inmate
wages. (a) Community punishment and corrections funds may be used to develop or expand the
range of community punishments and services at the local level. Community-based programs should
utilize evidence-based practices, as defined in Section 12-25-32, in the treatment and supervision
of program participants. The supervision and treatment of each program participant is expected
to be based on the participant's anticipated risk of reoffending, as determined through a
validated risk and needs assessment as defined in Section 12-25-32, administered by the program.
Supervision and treatment of program participants should include the following: (1) Use of
a validated risk and needs assessment; (2) Use of assessment results to provide guidance for
determining the appropriate level of supervision responses consistent with the levels of supervision
and evidence-based practices reasonably anticipated... - 5K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 15-18-174 Powers, duties, authority of department. In addition to those otherwise provided
by law, the department shall have the following powers, duties, and authority: (1) Monitor
the community punishment and corrections program within the goals and mandates established
herein. (2) Conduct statewide public education programs concerning the purposes and goals
as established herein and make an annual report to the Prison Oversight Committee of the Legislature
and the Alabama Sentencing Commission regarding the effectiveness of diversion of offenders
from state and local correctional institutions. This annual report should also include data
showing the impact of diversion of offenders by race, gender, and location of the offender.
(3) Provide technical assistance to local governments, authorities and other nonprofit entities
and agencies, and local community punishment and corrections advisory boards regarding development
of a community punishment and corrections program. (4)... - 3K - Match Info - Similar pages

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