RULE 004.00.20-034 - AR 888 Boot Camp Program

RULE 004.00.20-034. AR 888 Boot Camp Program


The authority of the Board of Correction to promulgate this Administrative Rule is confirmed in Act 50 of 1968 as amended and Act 492 of 1989.


To establish policy concerning the operation of a Boot Camp Program.


To eligible inmates and department staff.


It shall be the policy of the Department of Correction to allow selected inmates to voluntarily participate in a program of intensive behavior modification in an arduous, physically demanding, military-like environment, otherwise known as a "boot camp." The Boot Camp Program is an intensified correctional program to deter repetition of criminal behavior and illegal drug use reducing the need for long-term incarceration. Upon successful completion of the program, as described in the Boot Camp Program Manual, the inmate will be administratively transferred to Arkansas Community Correction Supervision.


The risk assessment profile used for Boot Camp excludes inmates that have been convicted of crimes that by their nature or definition involve violence, threat of violence, potential threat of violence or disregard the safety of others. Specifics regarding eligibility, duration and characteristics of the program shall be in the "Boot Camp Eligibility" Administrative Directive.

A. Eligibility The inmate must:

1. not have previously participated in any adult Boot Camp Program;

2. be serving a sentence of fifteen (15) years or less;

3. be eligible for minimum-security status; and

4. volunteer for the Boot Camp Program and agree to abide by all rules and rules established by the Department; and

B. Non-Eligibility

An inmate is not eligible to participate in the Boot Camp Program if:

1. s/he represents an unacceptable threat to the public;

2. s/he has an active felony detainer filed against them;

3. s/he has committed an offense that requires by statute or a court to register as a sex offender or has committed an offense involving violence, weapons, or injury;

4. s/he cannot be reasonably accommodated due to an unmanageable medical or mental health issue; or

5. s/he has been identified by the screening process as disruptive.

Board Approval Date: 12/04/2014

Effective Date: 12/15/2014

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 12/15/2014)

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