2967.141 Violation sanction centerS.

(A) The department of rehabilitation and correction may operate or contract for the operation of one or more violation sanction centers . A violation sanction center operated under authority of this division is a prison as defined in section 2929.01 of the Revised Code. A violation sanction center operated under authority of this division may be used for either of the following purposes:

(1) Service of a prison term that the parole board, subsequent to a hearing, imposes pursuant to division (F)(3) of section 2967.28 of the Revised Code upon a releasee who has violated a post-release control sanction imposed upon the releasee under that section;

(2) As a facility designated by the adult parole authority for confining a violator pursuant to division (A) of section 2967.15 of the Revised Code until a determination is made regarding the person's release status.

(B) A violation sanction center established under the authority of this section is not an alternative residential facility for the purpose of imposing sentence on an offender who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a felony, and a court that is sentencing an offender for a felony pursuant to sections 2929.11 to 2929.19 of the Revised Code shall not sentence the offender to a community residential sanction that requires the offender to serve a term in the center.

(C) If a releasee is ordered to serve a sanction in a violation sanction center, as described in division (A)(1) of this section, all of the following apply:

(1) The releasee shall be considered to be under a prison term for a violation of post-release control imposed pursuant to division (F)(3) of section 2967.28 of the Revised Code.

(2) The time the releasee serves in the center shall count toward, and shall be considered in determining, the maximum cumulative prison term for all violations that is described in division (F)(3) of section 2967.28 of the Revised Code.

(3) The time the releasee serves in the center shall not count as part of, and shall not be credited toward, the remaining period of post-release control that is applicable to the releasee.


Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 411, §1, eff. 3/22/2019.

Effective Date: 03-23-2000; 2008 HB130 04-07-2009 .