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Establishment of shock incarceration program
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 26-A
§ 866. Establishment of shock incarceration program. 1. The
commissioner, guided by consideration for the safety of the community
and the welfare of the incarcerated individual, shall promulgate rules
and regulations for the shock incarceration program. Such rules and
regulations shall reflect the purpose of the program and shall include,
but not be limited to, selection criteria, incarcerated individual
discipline, programming and supervision, and program structure and

2. The commissioner shall appoint or cause to be appointed a shock
incarceration selection committee at one or more designated correctional
facilities, which shall meet on a regularly scheduled basis to review
all eligible incarcerated individuals transferred to such facility for
screening and all applications for the shock incarceration program.

3. Shock incarceration programs may be established only at
institutions classified by the commissioner as shock incarceration

4. The department may contract with the division of substance abuse
services for the provision of such services as may be required to assure
the success of the program.

5. The department shall conduct an ongoing evaluation of the program
to ensure that the programmatic objectives are met. The department shall
undertake studies and prepare reports periodically on the impact of the