As used in this part, the following words shall have the following meanings:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 45-2-84.02

  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(1) BALDWIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CENTER. The entity, programs, or physical structure which shall provide the programs or custodial care for eligible persons released from custody prior to the adjudication of their case or sentenced to participate in programs developed pursuant to this part after having been adjudicated and sentenced.

(2) BALDWIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FUND. A fund established in a local bank and supervised by either the Baldwin County Commission, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, or the Baldwin County Pretrial Release and Community Corrections Board for the deposit of all funds, from whatever source, collected for the operation and supervision of the programs developed and operated pursuant to this part. The agency superintending the Baldwin County Community Corrections Center shall supervise and manage this account. Funds deposited into this account for the benefit of third parties as ordered by the court shall be so designated or may be subsequently deposited and designated in a separate account.

(3) BALDWIN COUNTY PRETRIAL RELEASE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS BOARD. A five-member board established to promulgate the administrative and program regulations of operations of the pretrial release programs and community correction programs developed pursuant to this part and to provide oversight, advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Director of the Baldwin County Community Corrections Center. The board shall consist of the following officers or their delegated representative:

a. The presiding circuit court judge.

b. The county commission chair.

c. The sheriff.

d. The district attorney.

e. The circuit clerk.

The board shall elect a chair from among its members. The board shall make and publish its own rules for the conduct of its affairs. The chair shall be required to call a meeting of the board upon the request in writing of any three members of the board.

(4) DIRECTOR. A person appointed or contracted with by the Baldwin County Commission or the delegated agency as set forth in Section 45-2-84.01 with the approval of the majority of the members of the Baldwin County Pretrial Release and Community Corrections Board for the specific purpose of supervising the Baldwin County community corrections programs, pretrial release programs, the Baldwin County Community Corrections Center, and any other activities or programs developed pursuant to this part.

The director shall not be appointed or contracted with for a term longer than four years. The director may be reappointed or contracted with for as many terms as approved by the Baldwin County Pretrial Release and Community Corrections Board.

The director shall employ the appointed or contract positions otherwise provided for in this part with the approval of the head of the agency superintending the Baldwin County Community Corrections Center. The terms of the persons employed by the director in appointed or contracted positions shall not exceed the term of the director.

(5) ELIGIBLE PERSON. An offender who at the time of his or her application or consideration for pretrial release or community corrections programs pursuant to this part is not presently charged with the offense of murder, kidnapping in the first degree, rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree, selling or trafficking in controlled substances, robbery in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, forcible sex crimes, lewd and lascivious acts upon a child, assault in the first degree, or domestic violence in the first degree. A person who has a pattern of violent behavior, regardless of the charges against the person, shall not be an eligible person for purposes of this part. In reaching this determination, the court may consider prior convictions, other acts not resulting in conviction or criminal charges, and the behavior of the offender while in state, county, or municipal confinement.

(6) GROSS INCOME. Total salaries, wages, and other compensation received by an eligible person for work performed while the person is released pursuant to this part, before all sums are withheld for federal income tax, state income tax, taxes paid by an employee under the Federal Deposit Insurance Contributions Act, group insurance, union dues, garnishments, or court-ordered payments to or through the State Department of Human Resources.

(7) JUDICIAL OFFICER. Any circuit or district judge in the Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit.

(8) SUPERVISION FEE. A fee imposed on any eligible person, as defined in this part, by any judicial officer or the Baldwin County Pretrial Release and Community Corrections Board to compensate the Baldwin County Community Corrections Center for administrative and supervisory functions performed for any eligible person for any pretrial release programs, rehabilitative programs, alternative sentencing programs, educational programs, intervention programs, treatment programs, supervision programs, or other programs established pursuant to this part to serve the courts of the Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit.

(Act 2005-135, p. 229, §3.)