RULE 004.00.20-083 - AR 839 Punitive Segregation

RULE 004.00.20-083. AR 839 Punitive Segregation

I. AUTHORITY:

The authority of the Board of Correction to promulgate this administrative rule is vested in Act 50 of 1968, First Extraordinary Session.

II PURPOSE:

To describe conditions under which inmates may be held in punitive segregation as a result of violations of Department of Correction rules and rules.

III. APPLICABILITY:

To all employees and especially those involved in the operation of punitive segregation; and all inmates.

IV. POLICY:

It shall be the policy of the Department of Correction to provide safe, secure housing for inmates who require a higher degree of physical control because they have been found guilty of committing serious rule violations in the unit/centers.

V. DEFINITIONS:

A. Punitive Segregation - A status of confinement that entails separation from the general population for inmates found guilty of committing serious rule violations.

VI. PROCEDURES:

A. Periods of Confinement

1. Inmates may be placed in punitive segregation after an impartial due process hearing.

2. An inmate may be released from punitive segregation after completion of the imposed sentence or when he or she no longer poses a threat to themselves, others, or to institutional security and a determination is made that punitive is no longer necessary to regulate the inmate's behavior within acceptable limits.

B. Restrictions and/or Conditions of Confinement

Inmates in punitive segregation may be subject to more stringent living conditions and may be restricted of privileges.

Specific procedures to be followed for the operation of punitive segregation shall be listed in the appropriate administrative directive(s).

Board Approval Date: 6/24/93

Effective Date: 6/28/93

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 6/28/1993)

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