Ala. Code § 14-14-4 (1975) - Establishment of furlough program

Cite asAla. Code § 14-14-4 (1975)

(a) The department shall establish a medical furlough program. The commissioner shall adopt the rules and regulations for implementation of the medical furlough program. For each person considered for medical furlough, the commissioner shall determine whether the person is a geriatric inmate, permanently incapacitated inmate, or terminally ill inmate.

(b) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, an inmate who has not served his or her minimum sentence shall be considered eligible for consideration for furlough under this chapter.

(c) This chapter shall not apply to inmates convicted of capital murder or a sexual offense.

(d) Medical furlough consideration shall be in addition to any other release for which an inmate may be eligible.

(e) The commissioner shall determine the conditions of release of any inmate pursuant to this chapter, including the appropriate level of supervision of the inmate, and shall develop a discharge plan for each inmate released under this chapter. Prior to the commissioner granting any release based on the appropriate medical documentation pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 14-14-5, employees of the department shall contact appropriate departments and agencies, which may include, but shall not be limited to, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Resources, Medicare, Medicaid, hospice organizations, or other public and nonprofit community service agencies as the commissioner may deem necessary for consultation in developing an appropriate discharge plan, and to confirm that required care and resources are available to meet the inmate's needs. This chapter is not intended to expand or create new responsibilities for public agencies for arranging and providing care.

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