Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-1-.01 - Responsibility

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) The Warden/Superintendent of each institution shall be responsible for the care, secure detention and control of all inmates assigned to his/her charge. He/She is responsible for the overall security of his/her institution and the effective accomplishment of assigned tasks. The Warden/Superintendent is similarly charged with achieving directed, authorized and approved activities and for preventing those actions or activities which are prohibited by law, rules and regulations, or current directives.
(a) The Warden/Superintendent of any State Correctional Institution/Facility may assign any offender under his/her control whom the Warden/Superintendent believes may benefit from the Program to the Special Rehabilitative Program at that institution/facility.
(2) Each Warden/Superintendent shall develop comprehensive plans for Riot Control, Institutional disturbances of lesser scope, Escapes, Fires and Fire-fighting, Emergency Lighting and use of standby power, Natural Disasters, and local or national emergencies. Plans should be as simple as possible, consistent with quickly achieving the desired results. Institutional officials, correctional personnel, and other employees shall be instructed on the procedures contained in the plans developed and the role that each is expected to play. Initial orientation of all new employees and quarterly reorientation of personnel is required.
(3) Institutional employees shall be encouraged and required to develop their talent for observation and to report to authorities all activities or circumstances which deviate significantly from the normal.
(4) Wardens/Superintendents shall require that institutional employees respond to emergency situations in accordance with the requirements of their position and the needs dictated by the type and severity of the emergency.
(5) Guard lines shall be established at the various state and county correctional institutions. At each corner of the property line a sign shall be posted which reads as follows: Guardline of Facility. Signs shall also be posted at all entrances and exits for vehicles and pedestrians at the institution and at such intervals along the guard line as will reasonably place all persons approaching the guard line on notice of the location of the institution.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-1-.01
Ga. Constitution 1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs. 34-9-15, 42-2-11, 42-3-1, 42-5-14, 42-5-15, 42-5-51 to 42-5-53, 42-5-55, 42-5-59, 42-10-2.
Rule entitled "Responsibility" adopted as R. 415-3-1-.01. F. Nov. 14, 1984; eff. Dec. 4, 1984, renumbered as R. 125-3-1-.01 of same title. F. June 28, 1985; eff. July 20, 1985, as specified by the Agency. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. June 28, 1989; eff. July 18, 1989. Amended: F. Nov. 17, 1989; eff. Dec. 7, 1989. Amended: F. July 6, 1993; eff. July 26, 1993. Amended: F. Feb. 6, 2003; eff. Feb. 26, 2003.

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