RULE 004.00.20-030 - AR 867 Use of Telephones

RULE 004.00.20-030. AR 867 Use of Telephones

I. AUTHORITY:

The Board of Correction and Community Punishment is vested with the authority to promulgate this Administrative Rule by Act 50 of 1968, Extraordinary Session, as amended; Act 697 of 1993; Acts 548 and 549 of 1993, Regular Session; (A.C.A. ss 16-93-1203 and 12-27-105 supp. 1993).

II. PURPOSE:

To establish policy and procedures concerning offender access to telephones.

III. APPLICABILITY:

To all offenders and all employees involved in authorizing the use of telephones by offenders.

IV. POLICY:

It shall be the policy to provide offenders with reasonable access to telephone usage.

A. Unit wardens and center supervisors may provide offender access to coinless collect telephones at units/centers in accordance with appropriate Administrative Directive(s).

B. The use of telephones by offenders at units/centers not authorized access to coinless collect telephones will be limited to only authorize telephone calls.

V. PROCEDURES:

A. Offenders at units/centers with coinless collect telephones will only be allowed to make calls during approved times.

B. Telephone contact with offenders' attorneys may be approved upon presentation of evidence the call is necessary.

C. Policy and procedure for the use of telephones shall be covered by Administrative Directive(s) and Administrative Memoranda from the appropriate Deputy Director.

Board Approval Date: 12/19/94

Effective Date: 1/9/95

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 1/9/1995)

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