RULE 004.00.20-088 - AR 840 Personal Cleanliness and Grooming for Offenders

RULE 004.00.20-088. AR 840 Personal Cleanliness and Grooming for Offenders

I. AUTHORITY:

The Board of Correction and Community Punishment is vested with the authority to promulgate Administrative Rules by Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง 12-27-105, 16-93-1203 and 16-93-1205 (Michie Supp. 1995).

II. APPLICABILITY:

All offenders under the care and custody of the Arkansas Department of Correction and Department of Community Punishment (Departments).

III. POLICY:

To provide for the health and hygiene of offenders confined or incarcerated in Department facilities, and to maintain a standard appearance throughout the period of incarceration or confinement, minimizing opportunities for disguise and for transport of contraband and weapons.

IV. GUIDELINES:

A. Offenders shall be provided necessary items and services to maintain personal hygiene and grooming.

B. Grooming regulations to maintain a standard appearance shall be stated in an Administrative Directive.

V. STANDARDS:

American Correctional Association; Standards For Adult Correctional Institutions, Third Edition, 3-4324, and Standards for Adult Community Residential Services 3-ACRS-4D- 10.

Board Approval Date: 2/19/98

Effective Date: 4/20/98

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 4/20/1998)

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