RULE 004.00.20-072 - AR 802 Classification of Offenders

RULE 004.00.20-072. AR 802 Classification of Offenders

I. AUTHORITY:

The authority of the Board of Correction and Community Punishment to promulgate this Administrative Rule is confirmed in Act 50 of 1968, First Extraordinary Session, as amended; and Act 309 of 1991, Regular Session; Acts 548 and 549 of 1993 (Ark. Code Ann. ss 16-93-1203 and 12-27-105 of 1993).

II. PURPOSE:

To establish policy to provide for a method of classifying offenders in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Correction/Community Punishment, to comply with Arkansas Code 12-29-202, and to ensure a uniform method of awarding meritorious good time pursuant to the provisions of the Arkansas Codes.

III. APPLICABILITY:

To offenders and department staff.

IV. DEFINITION:

Offenders: Persons sentenced to the Department of Correction or persons sentenced to the Department of Correction for judicial transfer to the Department of Community Punishment and persons confined within a center as a condition of probation, suspended imposition of sentence or post prison transfer, or under the supervision of the Department of Community Punishment.

V. POLICY:

As defined by this Administrative Rule, a Classification Committee shall be established for each unit/center. Members of the Committee will be selected by Wardens or Supervisors of the various units/centers. The Classification Committees shall be composed of, but not limited to:

- Unit Warden/Center Supervisor or Assistant Warden/Assistant Center Supervisor (acting as Chairperson)

- Unit Classification Officer or person acting in this capacity as designated by the Warden/Supervisor

- Security Representative

- Treatment Representative

The Unit Classification Committee shall meet as often as necessary to classify offenders in accordance with guidelines established in the Classification Manual and/or Administrative Directive. Exceptions to these policies must be approved by the Director.

VI. REFERENCES:

ACA Standards 3-4284

Board Approval Date: 2/17/94

Effective Date: 3/10/94

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 3/10/1994)

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