RULE 159.00.16-002 - Furlough Program

RULE 159.00.16-002. Furlough Program


I. AUTHORITY. The Board of Corrections is vested with the authority to promulgate this regulation by Arkansas law sections 12-27-105, 16-93-1203 and 16-93-1205.

II. POLICY. The Board of Corrections supports the implementation of furlough programs to authorize temporary release of a resident from a community correction center.


A. Arkansas Community correction must establish and maintain procedures and criteria that provide for the furlough of a resident when a critical illness/injury and/or death occurs to a member of the resident's immediate family or when a resident has been approved for community transition activities away from the Community Correction Center (CCC). Procedures must include rules/conditions of resident release on furlough and requirements for sponsors to include supervision, transportation, and timely return of the furloughed resident.

B. Furlough criteria must be made accessible to residents and explained during orientation.

Board Approval Date: 1/14/16

Reference: Secretary of State Rule Code: 159.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016


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