Ala. Code § 12-25-32 (1975) - Definitions

Cite as:Ala. Code § 12-25-32 (1975)
Currency:Current through the 2020 Regular Session Acts 1 through 206

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 community based punishment program or may include probation with conditions or probation in conjunction with a period of confinement. Intermediate punishments include, but are not limited to, all of the following options:

1. A split sentence pursuant to Section 15-18-8.

2. Assignment to a community punishment and corrections program pursuant to the Alabama Community Punishment and Corrections Act or local acts.

3. Assignment to a community based manual labor work program pursuant to Sections 14-5-30 to 14-5-37, inclusive.

4. Intensive probation supervision pursuant to Section 15-22-56.

5. Cognitive and behavioral training.

6. Community service work.

7. County probation.

8. Day fines or means-based fines.

9. Day reporting.

10. Drug or alcohol testing.

11. Drug court programs.

12. Educational programs.

13. Electronic monitoring.

14. Home confinement or house arrest.

15. Ignition interlock.

16. Intermittent confinement.

17. Jail and prison diversion programs.

18. Job readiness and work.

19. Literacy and basic learning.

20. Pretrial diversion programs.

21. Residential drug treatment.

22. Residential community based punishment programs in which the offender is required to spend at least eight hours per day, or overnight, within a facility and is required to participate in activities such as counseling, treatment, social skills training, or employment training, conducted at the residential facility or at another specified location.

23. Restorative justice.

(i) Victim impact panels.

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