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Substitute House Bill No. 5672

Public Act No. 02-104

AN ACT CONCERNING TELEPHONE CALLS FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Correction shall establish a pilot program to allow an option, to be made available to inmates of a unit under said commissioner's control, for payment of telephone service by use of a debit account system or other similar system, in lieu of collect calls, under which funds may be deposited into an inmate's account in order to pay for station-to-station telephone service for such inmate. Said commissioner shall post notice of such option to the inmates and their families. The commissioner, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer of the state, shall make every effort to have a pilot program for a debit account system, or similar system, in place within one year of the effective date of this section.

Approved June 3, 2002