RULE 004.00.97-003 - AR891 - Inmate DNA Testing

RULE 004.00.97-003. AR891 - Inmate DNA Testing

891 INMATE DNA TESTING

I. AUTHORITY:

The Board of Correction and Community Punishment is vested with the authority to promulgate the Administrative Regulation by Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง 12-27-105.

II. APPLICABILITY:

This policy applies to employees and inmates of the Arkansas Department of Correction.

III. POLICY:

To comply with Act 737 of the 81 st General Assembly of 1997 titled, "DNA detection of sexual and violent offenders act," by establishing guidelines for obtaining DNA samples from certain felons in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Correction.

IV. GUIDELINES:

An Administrative Directive will delineate:

A. those sexual and violent offenders affected,

B. methodology for obtaining DNA samples from affected offenders,

C. chain of custody for transmission of samples,

D. authorizations and indemnifications for Arkansas Department of Correction staff involved.

V. REFERENCES:

Act 737 of 1997 - "DNA Detection of Sexual and Violent Offenders Act"

Board Approval Date: 6/27/97

Effective Date: 8/3/97

(8/3/1997)

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