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Article - Correctional Services




§11–709.

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Sheriff” means the Sheriff of Cecil County.

        (3)    “Warden” means the Warden of the Cecil County Community Corrections Center.

    (b)    This section applies only in Cecil County.

    (c)    (1)    The Sheriff may establish programs for:

            (i)    home detention;

            (ii)    pretrial release;

            (iii)    work release; and

            (iv)    prerelease.

        (2)    (i)    The Sheriff shall adopt regulations necessary to implement each program established under this section.

            (ii)    If a condition that a court imposes on an inmate is inconsistent with a regulation adopted under this subsection, the condition imposed by the court supersedes the regulation.

    (d)    (1)    At the time of sentencing or at any time during an individual’s confinement, the court may allow the individual to participate in a program established under this section if the individual:

            (i)    is sentenced to the custody of the Warden; and

            (ii)    has no other felony charges pending in any jurisdiction.

        (2)    An inmate designated to participate in a program under this section may leave the Community Corrections Center to:

            (i)    continue regular employment;

            (ii)    seek new employment;

            (iii)    attend court–ordered treatment appointments;

            (iv)    undergo intensive counseling;

            (v)    pursue academic education; or

            (vi)    use other community resources or participate in other activities for the purpose of rehabilitation.

    (e)    The Sheriff may charge an inmate participating in a program established under this section a reasonable program participation fee to pay for the costs incurred by the county for the management and administration of the program.

    (f)    (1)    If an inmate violates a trust or a condition that a court or the Sheriff has established for participating in a program under this section, the Sheriff or the Sheriff’s designee shall notify the court in writing of the violation.

        (2)    An inmate who violates a trust or condition that a court or the Sheriff has established for participating in a program established under this section is subject to:

            (i)    removal from the program; and

            (ii)    cancellation of any earned diminution of the inmate’s term of confinement.



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