RULE 159.00.06-002 - AR 7.30 - Furlough Program

RULE 159.00.06-002. AR 7.30 - Furlough Program

AR 7.30 FURLOUGH PROGRAM

I. AUTHORITY. The Board of Corrections is vested with the authority to promulgate this regulation by Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง 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. The Board of Corrections directs DCC to establish 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).

IV. DEFINITIONS.

A. Critical Illness/Injury. An illness/injury from which the individual may not survive under normal circumstances and/or from which death is imminent within a matter of days.

B. Immediate Family. The father or stepfather, mother or stepmother, sister or stepsister, brother or stepbrother, spouse, child or stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, mother-in-law, father-in-law of a resident, and other person whose relationship with the resident has been verified as that of a guardian.

V. GUIDELINES.

A. The director must establish procedures for implementing this regulation to include, but not limited to, 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: 5/18/06

Reference: Secretary of State

Rule Code: 159.00

Effective Date: 6/19/06

(6/5/2006)

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