Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-5-.08 - Nonprofit Organizations

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

In accordance with O.C.G.A. 42-5-60(a)(1)(B), inmates may be allowed to participate in programs of volunteer service for nonprofit organizations in a manner which does not otherwise violate the Constitution of the State of Georgia. Requests by nonprofit organizations for the volunteer services of inmates will be handled on a case by case basis. Such requests shall be made in writing to the Director of the Facilities Division, or his/her designee, for consideration.

Each request will be evaluated giving consideration to the nonprofit organization's history of service activities and the length of time for which it has been in existence and providing such services. Any such request shall include elements whereby the volunteer inmates provide services of benefit to the community while receiving training or rehabilitation. To participate a nonprofit organization must be qualified as exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Requests by nonprofit organizations for the volunteer services of inmates shall be denied if the volunteer services of the inmate will aid or benefit, directly or indirectly, any church, sect, cult, religious denomination or other sectarian institution or purpose. Requests by nonprofit organizations for volunteer services of inmates shall also be denied if inmate labor is needed to assist in the completion of any state, county, or municipal government project that serves the public interest. Nonprofit organizations which receive the volunteer services of inmates shall be prohibited from selling any goods, wares, or merchandise that has been manufactured, produced, or mined, wholly or in part, by inmates.

The Commissioner shall promulgate standard operating procedures for the operation of inmate volunteer services programs for nonprofit organizations.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-5-.08
Ga. Constitution 1982, Art. XI, Sec. 1, O.C.G.A. Secs. 42-2-11, 42-5-55.
Original Rule entitled "Nonprofit Organizations" adopted. F. Sept. 4, 2003; eff. Sept. 24, 2003.

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