CHAPTER: 800
INMATE MANAGEMENT


OPR:

DIR

DEPARTMENT ORDER MANUAL

DEPARTMENT ORDER: 803

Inmate Disciplinary System

SUPERSEDES:

DO 803 (04/21/08)

EFFECTIVE DATE:

NOVEMBER 20, 2008


TABLE OF CONTENTS
PURPOSE
PROCEDURES
803.01 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
803.02 PRE-HEARING DETENTION
803.03 FILING AND DISPOSITION OF DISCIPLINARY REPORTS
803.04 INVESTIGATIONS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS
803.05 CLASS C VIOLATIONS MISDEMEANORS)
803.06 CLASS A AND CLASS B (FELONY) VIOLATIONS
803.07 DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS
803.08 PENALTIES FOR CLASS A AND B VIOLATIONS
803.09 REVIEW AND APPEAL
803.10 RECORDS AND REPORTS
IMPLEMENTATION
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY
ATTACHMENTS

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PURPOSE

The Department maintains written rules of inmate conduct, sanctions, and procedures for violations that are communicated to all inmates and staff. These rules mirror the state’s criminal code to the greatest extent possible. Disciplinary procedures are carried out promptly and with adherence to due process requirements.

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PROCEDURES

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803.01 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1.1 The Warden at each Reception Center shall ensure that information regarding the disciplinary process is included upon intake.

1.1.1 Wardens shall ensure that copies of this Department Order are available in all Resource Centers in both English and Spanish.

1.2 Penalties imposed on inmates shall be fair, reasonable and consistent with the severity of the violation. The Department strives to operate its prisons under conditions and yielding consequences as much like the real world as possible. To this end, rule violations are aligned with the applicable criminal code so the seriousness of the violation reflects underlying community norms and values and results in comparable consequences. There are some offenses that are misdemeanor violations by Arizona State statute, which by the nature of the offense are of greater significance in the prison therefore; are treated accordingly.

1.3 Confidential information shall be restricted throughout the disciplinary process in accordance with Department Order #901, Inmate Records Information/Court Action.

1.4 Commission of any rule violation that is also a violation of criminal law may result in referral of the case to the appropriate court or law enforcement agency for consideration for prosecution of the case.

1.4.1 Inmates are subject to all laws of the United States, the State of Arizona, county and municipality. Any inmate violating any law may be charged and prosecuted for that violation in the appropriate federal, state or local court.

1.4.2 The filing of charges in a judicial court for the violation of local, state or federal laws does not prevent the administrative processing of the same act as a disciplinary matter or of the filing of a disciplinary action against the inmate.

1.5 Staff Assistants shall be assigned when a charged inmate is illiterate, does not understand English, or where the complexity of the issue makes it unlikely that the inmate will be able to collect and present evidence. Staff Assistants are assigned to help inmates only to understand the charges against them, the disciplinary hearing process, the process for presenting their version of the charges, and the process to appeal.

1.5.1 Staff Assistants shall not act on behalf of, or serve as advocates for, inmates. Inmates may not act as Staff Assistants.

1.5.2 Staff Assistants shall be selected by the Unit Deputy Warden, have the rank of Sergeant or above, be familiar with department policy and procedures and not hold the position of Disciplinary Coordinator or disciplinary hearing officer.

1.5.3 Inmates do not have the right to legal counsel in the disciplinary hearing process.

1.5.4 The Disciplinary Coordinator and the Disciplinary Hearing Officer are responsible for the assignment of a Staff Assistant. A current list of Staff Assistants shall be maintained by the Disciplinary Hearing Officer, with the list readily available to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer and the Disciplinary Coordinator and posted on the inmate bulletin board.

1.5.4.1 In cases where the inmate requires the use of a translator (either sign language or foreign language) the staff assistant and the interpreter must work together to ensure the inmate understands the charge, disciplinary process, their rights and responsibilities, as well as possible penalties.

1.5.5 If during the disciplinary process an inmate exhibits behavior that indicates the need for a mental health assessment to determine if the inmate’s current mental state makes the inmate incapable of understanding the proceedings, the hearing shall be adjourned and the Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall refer the inmate to Mental Health for evaluation. Mental health shall assign a licensed psychologist to prepare the mental health assessment.

1.5.6 If the assigned licensed psychologist determines that the inmate is competent to proceed, then the hearing shall be reconvened. The Disciplinary Coordinator shall note on the Investigative Report form that the inmate was determined competent by the Mental Health Assessor.

1.5.7 If the assigned licensed psychologist determines that the inmate is not competent to proceed at that time, then the hearing shall be adjourned pending further evaluation.

1.5.8 Competency is a determination by the assigned licensed psychologist that the inmate understands the nature of the proceedings, the pending charges and possible sanctions.

1.5.8.1 Mental Health shall review the inmate’s status every ten days and shall inform the Disciplinary Coordinator immediately upon determining the inmate is competent to proceed.

1.6 Violation of any time frame specified in this policy does not mandate dismissal of the case, unless due process requirements are not met.

1.7 The Division Director for Offender Operations will develop and provide a technical manual to execute the procedures outlined in this Department Order.

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803.02 PRE-HEARING DETENTION

1.1 The Deputy Warden may place an inmate in pre-hearing detention at a Complex Detention Unit (CDU) when charged with Class A, B or C violations and an investigation is required using the Assignment to Investigative Detention/Form No. 2A, Form 803-7. Inmates shall receive verbal notification of the reasons for detention at the time of their initial placement immediately following the rule violation.

1.2 The unit Deputy Warden or designee shall review the inmate’s pre-hearing status by the next work day after admission to the CDU. The unit Deputy Warden or designee may retain the inmate in detention or authorize release to general population.

1.3 Inmates in pre-hearing detention shall be afforded privileges as outlined in Department Order #804, Inmate Behavior Control.

1.4 Inmates held in pre-hearing detention pending an investigation for a rule violation or pending a disciplinary hearing shall have their status reviewed every thirty days by the Warden or designated Deputy Warden. Extensions of pre-hearing detention shall be made in writing at the end of each thirty day period and provided to the Warden and Division Director. Return to top
803.03 FILING AND DISPOSITION OF DISCIPLINARY REPORTS

1.1 Any employee may file an Inmate Disciplinary Report, Form 803-1, for any conduct that is listed in Attachment A of this Department Order.

1.2 An Inmate Disciplinary Report shall contain only one violation per incident with a full explanation of supporting facts. The violation charged shall be the one with the highest severity.

1.3 The employee initiating the Inmate Disciplinary Report shall complete the first portion of the disciplinary report form within 24 hours of the determination that a violation may have occurred or within 24 hours of an investigation being completed. The contents of the report shall include:

1.3.1 The number, class and violation as listed in Attachment A.

1.3.2 The date, time and specific location of the alleged violation.

1.3.3 A detailed description of the conduct that constitutes the violation.

1.3.4 The names of any staff witnesses.

1.3.5 The names and ADC number of any inmate witnesses where disclosure would not compromise the safety and security of the inmate.

1.3.6 The date and time the report is written.

1.3.7 The date, time, and name and rank of the staff member who advised the inmate of the pending disciplinary charge.

1.3.8 The signature, rank, and staff identification number of the employee writing the report. All signatures must be legible and include the printed last name of the employee underneath or next to the signature.

1.3.9 The Disciplinary Report shall include any of the following that apply:

1.3.9.1 A description and location of any physical evidence.

1.3.9.2 A description of any force used by the inmate or staff.

1.3.9.3 Any immediate corrective action taken.

1.3.9.4 Any unusual inmate behavior.

1.4 The employee shall complete and submit the report to the on-duty shift supervisor. The supervisor shall:

1.4.1 Review the report for content to ensure appropriateness of the charge.

1.4.2 Return the report to the employee for correction, if it is not completed properly.

1.4.3 Sign the report prior to forwarding it to the Disciplinary Coordinator.

1.5 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall:

1.5.1 Assign a case tracking number, which identifies the Disciplinary Report throughout the process.

1.5.2 Enter tracking number and incident date into the disciplinary log.

1.6 When an inmate is hospitalized, escapes, or is otherwise outside the institution during the period between a disciplinary violation and the serving of charges, the time frames shall begin when the inmate returns to Department custody. Return to top
803.04 INVESTIGATIONS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS

1.1 Investigation of Charges - The Disciplinary Coordinator shall gather evidence and shall initiate an objective investigation of the charge within 24 hours of receipt of the disciplinary report, which shall be completed without delay. Any delay longer than five work days shall be explained in the appropriate section of the disciplinary packet.

1.1.1 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall obtain the inmate’s version of the violation using the Inmate Discipline - Investigative Report, Form 803-8, and shall contact any staff member or inmates who, in the Disciplinary Coordinator’s judgment, may have information pertaining to the allegation and charge.

1.1.2 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall omit from the report any opinions regarding the innocence or guilt of the charged inmate.

1.1.3 If the inmate has requested witnesses, the Disciplinary Coordinator shall document the inmate’s request on the Witness Request/Statement Refusal, Form 803-3.

1.1.4 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall obtain from the inmate a summary of expected testimony of a requested witness, as a condition of that witness being contacted. The Disciplinary Coordinator shall also obtain any relevant questions the inmate may want the witness to be asked.

1.1.5 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall interview relevant inmate and staff witnesses, and request that all witnesses complete an Inmate Discipline - Witness Request/Statement/Refusal form. A reason shall be entered on the Inmate Discipline - Investigative Report if witnesses are not contacted or refuse to complete a statement form. Staff witnesses requested by the inmate shall not refuse to answer relevant inmate questions or complete a statement form.

1.2 Confidential Informants and Confidential Information Reliability Assessment Questionnaires (CIRAQ), Form 801-3.

1.2.1 When admitting confidential information in a disciplinary case, information provided by a confidential informant may only be considered as evidence when

1.2.1.1 Staff reasonably concludes that the information provided by the confidential informant is reliable, and

1.2.1.2 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer finds the confidential informant for safety considerations prevent the disclosure of the informant’s name.

1.2.2 If a discipline case is based in part or in whole on confidential information, the information shall be presented to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer in written format only on the CIRAQ. The Disciplinary Coordinator shall ensure that a completed CIRAQ is included in the disciplinary packet for each confidential informant, or confidential source relied upon, such as tape recording, video recordings and etc.

1.2.3 Any supporting documentation containing information of a confidential nature related to the CIRAQ(s) included in a case shall be attached and clearly stamped, "CONFIDENTIAL."

1.2.4 When CIRAQ(s) are used in a disciplinary case, the Disciplinary Coordinator shall review the Inmate Disciplinary Report, to ensure that a statement notifying the inmate that confidential information will be presented to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer but that he/she will not have access to that information.

1.2.4.1 If a discipline case is based solely on confidential information, it will not be necessary to call witnesses.

1.2.4.2 If the discipline case is based on other testimony or evidence in addition to the confidential information then witness requests may be allowed for the information not deemed confidential in nature.

1.2.4.3 A staff member may not be a confidential source.

1.2.5 If the Disciplinary Coordinator finds that notification of any of the above information would tend to identify the confidential source, that information may be omitted from the Inmate Disciplinary Report.

1.2.5.1 When specific facts are omitted from the Inmate Disciplinary Report, an explanation documenting the reason for the omission shall be contained in the CIRAQ.

1.2.5.2 Failure to document the basis for omitting facts shall result in the case being returned by the Disciplinary Hearing Officer to the institution for inclusion of the information or a rehearing ordered with the inmate receiving the information in order to prepare a defense.

1.3 Assessing Reliability of the CIRAQ.

1.3.1 The CIRAQ shall contain the following information:

1.3.1.1 The identity of the staff member conducting the investigation.

1.3.1.2 A description of the source as it relates to the Department. (Example: CI #001 is an inmate assigned to the Department. Or, Exhibit A is a transcription of a recorded telephone conversation, which occurred on (date).

1.3.1.3 The specific information each source gave in language which is factual (quotes) rather than conclusionary.

1.3.2 The Staff completing the CIRAQ must establish reliability of the informant in the CIRAQ as follows:

1.3.2.1 The confidential informant has past proven reliability; that is, the informant has provided information in the past that has in some manner been substantiated in another case. If this is the basis then the Disciplinary Hearing Officer must be provided a synopsis outlining the past reliability and reference to the other case must be provided in the CIRAQ.

1.3.2.2 The confidential informant was an eyewitness. The report must specifically state where the source claims to have been when he/she witnessed the incident being reported. Any corroborating evidence or information from other sources should be included to assist in establishing reliability on this basis.

1.3.2.3 The confidential informant has first-hand knowledge from the accused. (First-hand knowledge is defined for this purpose as having been overheard or received from the accused).

1.3.3 After the staff determines reliability of the informant, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer must then determine the credibility of the information, by one of the following:

1.3.3.1 The information provided by the confidential informant is corroborated by statements and/or information from other confidential informants, or

1.3.3.2 There is physical evidence or staff testimony that corroborates the confidential informant’s information.

1.3.4 When confidential information or an informant is relied on for evidence, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer must record in the findings on the Result of Disciplinary Hearing, Form 803-5, that Disciplinary Hearing Officer has relied on information from a confidential source and that a separate CIRAQ has been completed.

1.3.5 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer’s finding of guilt shall contain a statement detailing what evidence was relied upon that specifically supports the finding of guilt that the confidential source(s) supplied and why that information was deemed reliable and credible.

1.3.6 All confidential information shall be stamped confidential on every page and contain the case number.

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803.05 CLASS C VIOLATIONS (MISDEMEANORS)

1.1 Class C violations are criminal violations defined by Arizona State Statutes as misdemeanors and/or department rule violations as listed in Attachment A. There are some offenses that are misdemeanor violations by Arizona State statute, which by the nature of the offense are of greater significance in the prison therefore; are treated accordingly.

1.1.1 Class C Violations shall be disposed of within five work days of the filing date of the violation.

1.1.2 The Warden shall appoint Disciplinary Coordinators sufficient in number to manage the volume of cases of each complex. The disposition of Class C violations shall be the responsibility of the Disciplinary Coordinator. The Disciplinary Coordinator shall:

1.1.2.1 Meet with the inmate.

1.1.2.2 Determine whether the inmate has been properly charged or whether to amend the charge.

1.1.2.3 Conduct an investigation, if necessary.

1.1.2.4 Interview the inmate and obtain witness statements from other inmates or staff.

1.1.2.5 Decide whether to resolve the violation informally or formally.

1.1.2.6 Determine whether any penalties are appropriate.

1.1.2.7 Advise the inmate of all disciplinary appeal rights.

1.1.2.8 Document the resolution in Section IV of the Inmate Disciplinary Report form.

1.1.3 Penalties for Class C violations - The Disciplinary Coordinator may dismiss the charges, resolve the matter informally, or assess penalties for Misdemeanor violations as listed in Attachment B. In addition, the Disciplinary Coordinator may:

1.1.3.1 Order the confiscation and return of property that belongs to another inmate, staff member, other person or the State, which is found in an inmate’s possession without proper authorization.

1.1.3.2 Refer the inmate to their assigned Correctional Officer III for additional restriction consistent with the Inmate’s phase.

1.1.3.3 Order confiscation and forfeiture of contraband money and property, in accordance with Department Order #909, Inmate Property.

1.1.4 Class C violations for which restitution is being requested shall be treated as a Class A or B violation in that the same level process should be afforded the inmate.

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803.06 CLASS A AND CLASS B (FELONY) VIOLATIONS

1.1 Class A and Class B violations are correlated with the criminal felony violations of law as defined by Arizona State Statutes and/or department rule violations.

1.2 All Class A violations shall be referred to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer. A Class B violation may be handled by the Disciplinary Coordinator if applicable sanctions do not rise to the level of a felony. Any Class B violation heard at the Disciplinary Coordinator level shall be handled as outlined in section 803.05, to include penalties that may be imposed.

1.3 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall:

1.3.1 Review the Disciplinary Report and ensure that all charges have been thoroughly investigated.

1.3.2 Schedule a hearing within seven work days of the violation filing date, except when a postponement has been obtained.

1.3.3 Consider modification of the charge consistent with all information in the Inmate Disciplinary Report.

1.3.4 Serve the charge in writing to the inmate no later than 48 hours before the hearing. If the inmate cannot read, the Disciplinary Coordinator shall read the charge to the inmate.

1.3.5 Determine whether the inmate understands the charge, and his/her right to request a Staff Assistant.

1.3.6 Record in Section II of the Inmate Disciplinary Report, the date, time, place and name of the person who served the written charge on the inmate.

1.3.7 Require that the inmate be given at least 48 hours from the time the charge is served to prepare for the disciplinary hearing, unless the 48 hours notice is waived in writing by the inmate.

1.3.8 Before the hearing, the inmate shall be advised to provide to the Disciplinary Coordinator a written request for the appearance of witnesses and what testimony he/she expects each witness to provide at the hearing. The inmate shall provide questions for each witness to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer at the time of the hearing.

1.3.9 Prepare a file for the Disciplinary Hearing Officer that includes the disciplinary report with all sections completed, a list of evidence, witness names, and written witness statements. Forward the packet to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer.

1.3.10 If an inmate is transferred to another facility pending the hearing, the Disciplinary Report and all supporting documentation may be forwarded to the Disciplinary Coordinator at the receiving unit for disposition.

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803.07 DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS

1.1 The Warden shall appoint a staff member to act as Disciplinary Hearing Officer for each complex. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall be of the rank of Captain or greater. An individual shall be excluded from sitting as a Disciplinary Hearing Officer for a specific hearing for one of the following:

1.1.1 The staff member is the individual who wrote the disciplinary report that is to be heard.

1.1.2 The staff member was directly involved in conducting the investigation before the hearing.

1.1.3 The staff member is unable to be fair and impartial when hearing the case.

1.2 Disciplinary hearings shall be held as often as required to ensure that disciplinary violations are processed in a timely manner.

1.3 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall prioritize all pending disciplinary reports by class to ensure that serious rule violations are given priority.

1.4 Hearings shall be held no more than seven work days after the date the violation was filed. If a hearing cannot be held within seven work days, the Disciplinary Coordinator shall supply a Postponement Memorandum explaining the reasons a continuance is needed. The Warden, Deputy Warden or designee’s approval is required for all postponement requests more than seven days.

1.5 AIMS data regarding the inmate’s disciplinary history shall be available to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer during the disciplinary hearing and may be considered in assessing any penalties.

1.6 Upon receipt of a disciplinary ticket, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall:

1.6.1 Review the case for completeness, including:

1.6.1.1 Properly written and completed reports and forms

1.6.1.2 Within timeframes

1.6.1.3 Conflicts in statements between written reports resolved

1.6.1.4 AIMS report included

1.6.1.5 CIRAQ included, if applicable

1.6.1.6 Inmate cited for the appropriate charge for the violation

1.6.1.7 Determine if witnesses are to be called or if written statements are sufficient

1.6.1.8 Decide whether charging officer shall be called.

1.6.2 If not complete, refer the rule violation packet back to the Disciplinary Coordinator to make appropriate changes and/or adjustments.

1.6.3 If complete, proceed with the scheduled hearing, based on priority of the case (Class A, B, then C). Hearings shall be held no more than seven work days after the date the violation was filed. If a hearing cannot be held within seven work days, the Disciplinary Coordinator shall supply a Postponement Memorandum explaining the reasons a continuance is needed. The Warden or Deputy Warden’s approval is required for all postponement requests more than seven days.

1.7 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall conduct the hearing as follows:

1.7.1 Record the date and time of the hearing.

1.7.2 Verify the inmate’s name and number by face to ID card comparison.

1.7.3 Read the charge and ask if the inmate understands the charge. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may modify the charge at the hearing provided that the new charge is a lesser or equivalent charge that has one or more elements of the titled charge. The modification shall be noted on the record.

1.7.4 Determine if the inmate requires a Staff Assistant at the hearing. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may allow time for consultation between the inmate and designated Staff Assistant.

1.7.5 Explain the range of possible penalties that may be imposed in the event of a guilty finding.

1.7.6 Ask whether the inmate pleads guilty or not guilty.

1.7.6.1 If the inmate pleads guilty, no further evidence needs to be heard. The inmate may offer a statement concerning mitigating circumstances for the Disciplinary Hearing Officer to consider when determining penalties.

1.7.6.2 If the inmate refuses or fails to enter a plea, a plea of not guilty shall be entered.

1.7.6.3 If the inmate pleads not guilty, evidence shall be presented, including appropriate staff or inmate testimony or written statements. The inmate may make a closing statement concerning the misconduct for the Disciplinary Hearing Officer to consider.

1.7.7 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall determine whether to call staff or inmate witnesses to appear at the proceedings or whether written witness statements are adequate or necessary.

1.7.7.1 The inmate shall present to the Disciplinary Coordinator , in writing, all proposed questions for each witness that he/she wishes to call.

1.7.7.2 Live testimony of inmate witnesses is not required. If live testimony is permitted, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall not permit the inmate to directly question the witness. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall conduct the questioning if he/she determines that the questions are appropriate and relevant. The questions that the inmate wishes to ask shall be submitted by the Disciplinary Coordinator in writing to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer for review.

1.7.7.3 Where an inmate is at another facility, a written statement may be taken. Statements taken from inmates at another facility or who are not present at the hearing shall be made known to the inmate (unless confidential as defined in section 803.04), at least 48 hours prior to the hearing, so that he/she may respond on the record.

1.7.7.4 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall retain in the disciplinary packet the questions that were determined as neither appropriate nor relevant.

1.7.7.5 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may determine not to call a witness if the witness would be subject to a risk of reprisal, undermine authority or otherwise present a threat to the security or order of the institution, or, if the Disciplinary Hearing Officer reasonably believes that the witness’ testimony would be irrelevant, immaterial or repetitive. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall document the reason for the exclusion of any witness.

1.7.7.6 Although there is no maximum number of witnesses that an inmate may call, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer may limit the number based on a reasonable belief that the witness testimony would be repetitive testimony, irrelevant or an undue hazard to institutional safety.

1.7.7.7 Character witness evidence is not relevant in a disciplinary hearing and shall not be permitted.

1.7.7.8 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may elect to call the charging officer as a witness to clarify any portions of the Disciplinary Report.

1.7.7.9 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may remove witnesses whose conduct interferes with the hearing.

1.8 All evidence used at the hearing shall be made known to the inmate, except that the Disciplinary Hearing Officer may decide to withhold from disclosure specific information if the disclosure would endanger the safety or well being of another person. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall note in the decision the reasons for excluding or limiting any evidence.

1.9 Persons other than the Disciplinary Hearing Officer, inmates and staff involved in the disciplinary matter may be present in the hearing room and observe discipline hearings. Their attendance shall be approved in advance by the Warden, Deputy Warden or Administrator, and must be noted on the record. These persons may be excluded if they are disruptive.

1.10 During the course of the Hearing, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer may:

1.10.1 Offer staff assistance to the inmate during the hearing and use available personnel resources, such as medical staff, or mental health staff as consultants.

1.10.2 Postpone a hearing for good cause. The reasons for postponement shall be included in the file. The Warden, Deputy Warden or Administrator shall determine whether or not to approve a postponement. Postponements shall not exceed 28 days.

1.10.3 Postpone the hearing and return the disciplinary file to the Disciplinary Coordinator if the titled charge needs to be modified to a different charge with different elements than the current rule violation.

1.10.3.1 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may modify the charge during the hearing and change the titled charge to a greater class charge, however, the inmate shall be notified that he may request an additional 48 hours to prepare a defense on the modified charge. The inmate may waive this requirement.

1.10.3.2 During the course of the hearing, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer may change the titled charge to a lesser or equivalent charge without ordering a rehearing. The lesser or equivalent charge must have one or more of the elements of the titled charge.

1.10.4 Postpone the hearing to request other supporting documents.

1.11 The inmate charged shall be present at the disciplinary hearing unless substantial reasons exist that require his/her exclusion from the hearing.

1.11.1 If the inmate waives the right to be present or refuses to be present, the inmate shall sign the Inmate Discipline - Hearing Waiver, Form 803-4, and an employee shall witness the signature. If the inmate refuses or is unable to sign the waiver, the employee shall specifically note this on the form.

1.11.2 If the inmate’s conduct disrupts the hearing, the inmate shall be removed from the area or hearing room and the hearing shall be conducted without the inmate present. The reason for the inmate’s absence shall be explained on the Result of Disciplinary Hearing form.

1.11.3 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall ensure that the inmate has the opportunity to provide a statement. The statement may be oral, written or both.

1.12 Hearing Decisions - The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may:

1.12.1 Dismiss the charge. The reason for dismissal shall be provided on the Result of Disciplinary Hearing Form.

1.12.2 Find the inmate not guilty.

1.12.3 Find the inmate guilty and impose penalties as indicated in Attachment B. As the standard of proof for guilty findings, the trier of fact (Disciplinary Hearing Officer) shall be persuaded by the evidence that it is more probably true than not that the inmate committed the disciplinary violation.

1.13 Upon reaching a decision, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall:

1.13.1 Prepare a written report utilizing the Result of Disciplinary Hearing form, that detail the specific evidence relied upon to arrive at the decision and that the standard of proof has been met.

1.13.1.1 Restitution:

1.13.1.1.1 Determine if restitution is owed and the amount due.

1.13.1.1.2 For restitution purposes, the inmate(s) found guilty will be jointly and severally liable for the full amount due.

1.13.1.1.3 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may enter a finding that restitution is owed and to whom, reserving the issue of the amount of restitution owed for a future hearing conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined for a Class C violation with the exception of the ten day requirement for filing.

1.13.1.1.4 Restitution proceedings may commence upon receipt by the Warden of the amount of loss resulting from the inmate’s violation.

1.13.1.1.5 If the amount of restitution requested is known to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer at the time of the disciplinary hearing, the restitution should be resolved at that time.

1.13.2 Inform the inmate of the decision in writing, including the penalty, and verbally explain it.

1.13.3 Type or legibly print the name of the Disciplinary Hearing Officer on the Result of Disciplinary Hearing form and sign the report.

1.13.4 Inform the inmate that he may appeal the decision of the Disciplinary Hearing Officer in accordance with the established procedures for felony offenses and misdemeanor offenses involving restitution.

1.13.5 Forward the results of the hearing to the Warden, Deputy Warden or Administrator for review.

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803.08 PENALTIES FOR CLASS A AND B VIOLATIONS

1.1 The penalties that may be imposed for disciplinary violations are outlined in Attachment B. Penalties for Class A and Class B violations, not handled at the Disciplinary Coordinator level, shall not be outside of the range for each class of violations.

1.2 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may assess Earned Release Credit forfeitures beyond the five days mandated by Arizona Revised Statute for "positive" urinalysis tests.

1.3 An inmate found guilty of a Violation 38B or other violation resulting in a positive urinalysis test shall be charged the cost of the test and any subsequent re-test.

1.4 An inmate found guilty of any assault, sexual assault, or any violation involving physical harm or serious physical injury to a Department employee or contract bed facility employee shall be liable for any costs incurred by the employee including medical costs and cleaning/replacing uniforms.

1.5 An inmate found guilty of escape shall be assessed restitution for costs resulting from damage or destruction of state property during the course of the escape. The inmate shall also be required to pay apprehension costs in accordance with Department Order #905, Inmate Banking/Money System.

1.5.1 All sources of funds deposited into inmate spendable accounts shall be subject to deduction to repay the cost of searching and apprehension of an inmate who escapes or attempts to escape. A.R.S. 31-201.01

1.5.2 All sources of funds deposited into inmate trust fund and retention accounts are subject to court order to pay the costs incurred in the inmate's apprehension as a result of a conviction for escape. A.R.S. 31-342

1.5.3 Complex Wardens shall ensure that all funds are frozen for all purposes, except for mandatory deductions, at the time of an inmate's escape. The funds shall remain frozen until all criminal charges resulting from the escape are resolved or released by the Division Director for Offender Operations.

1.6 Suspensions of penalties may be imposed in 30-day increments up to a maximum of 90 days and may be granted with the condition that the inmate not be found guilty of any other violations during the suspension period. The Disciplinary Coordinator shall explain the reasons for the suspension in writing.

1.6.1 A Revocation of Suspended Sentence, Form 803-9, shall be completed by the Disciplinary Hearing Officer for previously imposed major penalty suspensions and by the Disciplinary Coordinator for previously imposed minor penalty suspensions.

1.6.2 A suspended penalty that is revoked shall be imposed and served consecutively to any other penalties being served.

1.6.3 All penalties with the exception of Parole Class III may be suspended.

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803.09 REVIEW AND APPEAL

1.1 Review - Following a disciplinary hearing for a felony violation, the unit Deputy Warden shall administratively review the disciplinary report no later than the next work day. This includes all reports where an appeal has not been filed. The Deputy Warden's review shall include, but is not limited to:

1.1.1 Verification that the disciplinary report was completed correctly and that the inmate was appropriately charged. The Deputy Warden may return the case to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer for a re-hearing if the titled charge needs to be modified to a different charge that does not contain elements of the current violation charged. The Deputy Warden may modify the titled charge to a lesser or equivalent charge without ordering a rehearing. The lesser or equivalent charge must have one or more of the elements of the titled charge.

1.1.2 Examination of all documents in the record and determining that the inmate received due process, that the hearing was conducted appropriately and that there was adequacy of proof.

1.1.3 Determination that the penalties assessed are appropriate for the charge and consistent with penalty guidelines in Attachment B. The Deputy Warden may revise the penalties downward.

1.1.4 Should the Deputy Warden return any case to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer, the reason for the return shall be provided in writing.

1.1.4.1 Dismissals by the Disciplinary Coordinator or Disciplinary Hearing Officer based on due process do not constitute not guilty findings. They are not considered dismissals on the merits of the case. The dismissal of the violation does not preclude the Deputy Warden from returning the case to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer for a rehearing. The inmate is not precluded from raising due process concerns on appeal.

1.1.4.2 Cases dismissed by the Disciplinary Hearing Officer solely on the basis of adequacy of proof may not be returned for a re-hearing by the Deputy Warden unless new evidence is discovered. A summary of the new evidence to be considered must be noted by the Deputy Warden.

1.2 Appeals – Staff receiving an Appeal of Disciplinary Charge, Form 803-2, shall sign, date, note the time, and provide the receipt (pink copy) to the inmate. The form shall then be forwarded to the Disciplinary Coordinator for processing to the appropriate review authority.

1.2.1 Time frames for an appeal decision shall begin when the appellate authority or designee receives the appeal.

1.2.2 An appeal is not a rehearing at which new evidence may be introduced. Staff conducting appeals shall only review the case record and file.

1.2.3 Appeals of Class B Violations, heard by the Disciplinary Coordinator and Class C Violations - Inmates may submit an appeal of a minor misdemeanor violation within five days of receiving the guilty finding by completing an Appeal of Disciplinary Charge form. The Appeal form shall be submitted to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer through the Disciplinary Coordinator.

1.2.3.1 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall verify that the disciplinary report was completed correctly and that the inmate was appropriately charged. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may return the case to the Disciplinary Coordinator to have the charge modified to the more appropriate Class C charge based on conduct contained in the disciplinary report.

1.2.3.2 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall review all documents in the record and determine that the inmate received due process and that there was adequate proof.

1.2.3.3 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall determine that the penalties assessed are appropriate for the violation and consistent with the guidelines provided in Attachment B.

1.2.3.4 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer may not increase penalties, but may revise the penalties downward.

1.2.3.5 Should the Disciplinary Hearing Officer return any case to the Disciplinary Coordinator, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall provide the specific reason(s) for the return.

1.2.3.6 The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall review the appeal and provide a written decision to the inmate within 20 work days, using the Discipline Regulations/Decision of Appeal, Form 803-6. The Disciplinary Hearing Officer shall address all issues raised in the Appeal and shall review all documents in the record. The reasons for the decision shall be specified. The decision shall be signed and dated. The decision shall be returned to the inmate through the Disciplinary Coordinator.

1.2.3.7 For Class C violations, the Disciplinary Hearing Officer’s appeal decision is final and administrative remedies shall be considered exhausted with the Disciplinary Hearing Officer’s decision.

1.2.4 First Level Appeals of Class A and B Violations - Inmates may submit an appeal of a Class A and B violation within 5 calendar days of receiving the guilty findings using an appeal of Disciplinary Charge form or an Appeal form designated for that purpose. The Deputy Warden shall consider whether due process was afforded the inmate, there was adequate proof, and the penalties were assessed appropriately.

1.2.4.1 The Deputy Warden may return the case to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer for rehearing if the original violation should be modified to a lesser or equivalent violation that does not contain elements of the original violation.

1.2.4.2 The Deputy Warden may modify the original violation to a lesser or equivalent violation without ordering a rehearing, if the lesser or equivalent violation contains one or more of the elements of the original violation.

1.2.4.3 The Deputy Warden may approve the findings of the Disciplinary Hearing Officer.

1.2.4.4 The Deputy Warden may dismiss the case. The reason for the dismissal must be recorded.

1.2.4.5 The Deputy Warden may dismiss the case upon determining that due process was not met. Dismissals based on due process violations do not constitute not guilty findings. They are not considered dismissals on the merits of the case. The dismissal of the violation does not preclude the Deputy Warden from returning the case to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer for a re-hearing.

1.2.4.6 A case dismissed on appeal at the Deputy Warden level based solely on adequacy of proof may not be returned for a rehearing.

1.2.4.7 The Deputy Warden shall determine whether the penalties assessed are appropriate for the charge and consistent with other similar violations. The Deputy Warden may not increase penalties, but may revise the penalties downward.

1.2.4.8 Should the Deputy Warden return any case to the Disciplinary Hearing Officer, the Deputy Warden shall provide the specific reason(s) for the return.

1.2.4.9 The Deputy Warden shall review the appeal and provide a written decision to the inmate within 20 work days, using the Discipline Regulations/Decision of Appeal form. The reasons for the decision shall be specified. The decision shall be signed and dated. The decision shall be returned to the inmate through the Disciplinary Coordinator.

1.2.4.10 Cases returned for rehearing do not require the assignment of a new Disciplinary Hearing Officer.

1.2.5 Second Level Appeals to the Director - An inmate who rejects the response may submit a second level appeal within five calendar work days of receiving the Step One decision, using the Appeal of Disciplinary Charge form, through the Disciplinary Coordinator’s Office, who shall forward the packet to the Central Office Appeals Unit.

1.2.5.1 The Director or designee shall consider the appeal’s merits based upon whether the inmate received due process, there was adequacy of proof, and the penalties assessed were appropriate.

1.2.5.2 The Director or designee shall verify that the disciplinary report was completed correctly and that the inmate was appropriately charged. The Director/designee may not change the titled charge to a greater charge, but may change the charge to a lesser or equivalent charge without ordering a re-hearing. The lesser or equivalent charge must have one or more of the elements of the titled charge.

1.2.5.3 The Director or designee may approve the findings of the unit.

1.2.5.4 The Director or designee may dismiss the case on appeal. The reason(s) for the dismissal must be cited.

1.2.5.5 The Director or designee may dismiss the case upon determining that the inmate did not receive adequate due process. Dismissals based on due process violations do not constitute not guilty findings. They are not considered dismissals on the merits of the case. The Director/designee may return the case to the unit for a re-hearing.

1.2.5.6 A case dismissed on appeal at the Director’s level based solely on adequacy of proof is not subject to re-hearing.

1.2.5.7 The Director or designee shall determine that the penalties assessed are appropriate for the charge and consistent with other similar violations. The Director/designee may not add or increase penalties, but may revise the penalties downward.

1.2.5.8 The Director or designee shall provide a written decision to the inmate within 30 work days, using the Continuation Sheet, Form 803-10. The decision shall be signed and dated. The decision shall be returned to the inmate through the Disciplinary Coordinator.

1.2.5.9 The decision of the Director or designee is final and all administrative remedies shall be considered exhausted with the Step Two Appeal. (See Attachment B, Inmate Disciplinary Appeals Process.)

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803.10 RECORDS AND REPORTS

1.1 All reports, documents and notifications of the disciplinary process, except for informal resolutions of disciplinary matters, shall be filed as indicated on the form distribution list.

1.2 If the case is dismissed or if the inmate is found not guilty, no reference to the charge shall be placed in the inmate’s file or in AIMS.

1.3 The Disciplinary Coordinator shall submit a monthly report of the dispositions of all disciplinary charges to the Warden and Central Office Appeals Unit.

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IMPLEMENTATION

Within 90 days of the effective date of the Department Order, Division Directors shall ensure an appropriate level of training is conducted for all staff involved in the disciplinary process. This Department Order will be implemented after all staff training is complete and the Technical Manual is approved. The Division Director for Offender Operations shall provide written notice to staff and inmates once all training has been complete and this Department Order is in effect.

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DEFINITIONS

ADEQUACY OF PROOF - For the purposes of the Department Order the adequacy or standard of proof is whether the trier of fact (Disciplinary Hearing Officer) is persuaded by the evidence that it is more probably true than not that the inmate committed the disciplinary violation.

APPEAL - A request for a review of the proceedings by a higher authority.

ASSAULT

Definition for Inmate on Staff Assaults

Inmate on staff assault with weapon:

a) striking or attempting to strike a staff member with a weapon

Weapon includes the following

1. anything designed for lethal use, or

2. anything, that under the circumstances in which it is used, or attempted to be used, is readily capable of causing physical injury or death.

Inmate on staff assault without weapon:

    1. striking or attempting to strike a staff member; such as head-butting, punching, pushing, or kicking
    2. throwing or projecting bodily or non-bodily fluids on or at a staff member
    3. other offensive contact with a staff member; such as choking, grabbing, tripping, and biting.

Bodily fluid includes but is not limited to saliva, blood, seminal fluid, urine and/or feces.

Definition for Inmate on Inmate Assualts

Inmate on inmate assault with weapon:

a) striking or attempting to strike another inmate with a weapon.

Weapon includes the following

1. anything designed for lethal use, or

2. anything, that under the circumstances in which it is used, or attempted to be used, is readily capable of causing physical injury or death.

Inmate on inmate assault without weapon:

a) striking or attempting to strike another inmate; or

b) throwing or projecting bodily or non-bodily fluids on or at another inmate.

Bodily fluid includes but is not limited to saliva, blood, seminal fluid, urine and/or feces.

COMPETENT - An inmate is competent if they are able to understand the disciplinary process, charges, and possible sanctions. An inmate on a medical or mental health watch does not automatically confer a status of non-competency.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT - A person who provides confidential information which, if revealed, could jeopardize the safety of the informant or other persons.

COORDINATOR OF DISCIPLINE - An employee, of equal rank or exceeding the level of a Sergeant, whose responsibilities include reviewing and disposing of minor disciplinary violations, ensuring that complete investigations of major violations are conducted.

DISCIPLINARY HEARING OFFICER - A Captain or equivalent that is designated by the Warden to conduct major hearings on disciplinary actions and to serve as the Appeals Officer for minor violations.

DISCIPLINARY REPORT - A formal method of charging an inmate with a violation of the disciplinary policy using an Inmate Disciplinary Report form.

DUE PROCESS - Due Process is a term of art defined by court decisions which presently requires: 1) 48 hours advance written notice of the violation(s) before a hearing; 2) the inmate is to respond to the violation(s). If the potential penalty involves a liberty interest the inmate has a right to a hearing before an impartial hearing officer.

FELONY VIOLATION - May be a criminal violation of law designated by Arizona State statute as a felony and/or a rule violation of such significance that a finding of guilt could result in penalties that may include the loss of earned release credits, restitution, fines, placement in Class III or disciplinary detention. The felony is

FILING DATE - The date the Disciplinary Report is completed by the reporting officer.

LOSS OF PRIVILEGE - A loss of privilege may include any or all of the following: i) access to the inmate store for non-sanitary items, ii) telephone access, iii) visitation, iv) educational opportunities, v) work opportunities, and/or vi) any other loss of privilege determined appropriate by the Disciplinary Hearing Officer.

MISDEMEANOR - May be a criminal violation of law designated by Arizona State statute as a misdemeanor or a department rule violation for which an informal resolution is not sufficient, but for which loss of earned release credits, placement in Class III, restitution, fines or placement in disciplinary detention will not be imposed.

POSSESSION - For purposes of this Department Order possession is defined any of the following: i) actual physical custody of the item(s), ii) control of the item, iii) ownership of the item. Example: An item found inside a cell is deemed "in possession" of all assigned occupants of the cell.

PRE-HEARING DETENTION - Detention placement for any inmate pending completion of an investigation on a rule violation or pending a disciplinary hearing.

REFUSAL - If an inmate fails to provide a usable (i.e. correct temperature, required amount) urine specimen within the two-hour time frame, it shall be considered a refusal to test.

RESTITUTION - A penalty imposed on the inmate by the Disciplinary Hearing Officer upon a finding of guilt for an offense causing economic loss. If more then one inmate is found guilty of the violation, the inmates are jointly and severally liable for the total amount of restitution.

RESTRICTION - A penalty imposed upon a finding of guilt for a Class A, B or C Violations that restricts an inmate to the inmate’s cell or sleeping area during unassigned hours. During Restriction, the following activities shall be allowed as normally scheduled: meals, recreation and exercise periods, medical services, legal access, visitation, laundry, and hygiene activities.

SERIOUS PHYSICIAL INJURY - Includes injury that creates reasonable risk of death, or which causes serious and permanent disfigurement, serious impairment of health or loss or protracted impairment of the function of any bodily organ or limb. (e.g. broken bones, knife wounds, internal injuries, eye injuries etc.)

STAFF ASSISTANT - A designated employee who is assigned to explain rule violation charges or hearing procedures to inmates, but who shall not act as an advocate for an inmate.

Dora Schriro

Director

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ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A - Rule Violations

Attachment B Penalties

Attachment C - Inmate Disciplinary Process Flowchart

Attachment D - Inmate Disciplinary Appeals Process Flowchart

FORMS

803-1, Inmate Disciplinary Report

803-1S, Reporte Disciplinario Del Preso

803-2, Appeal of Disciplinary Charge

803-2S, Apelacion a Cargos Disciplinarios

803-3, Inmate Discipline - Witness Request/Statement/Refusal

803-3S, Sistema Disciplinario Para Presos/Declaracion Del Testigo

803-4, Inmate Discipline - Hearing Waiver

803-4S, Renuncia a La Audiencia Discip Del Preso

803-5, Result of Disciplinary Hearing

803-5S, Resultado De La Audiencia Disciplinaria

803-6, Discipline Regulations/Decision of Appeal

803-6S, Regulaciones Disciplinaries/Decision De Apelacion

803-7, Assignment to Investigative Detention/Form No. 2A.

803-7S, Asignacion Para Detencion Investigation/Forma No. 2A-S

803-8, Inmate Discipline - Investigative Report

803-9, Revocation of Suspended Sentence

803-10, Continuation Sheet

AUTHORITY

A.R.S. 41-1604, Duties and Powers of the Director

A.R.S. 41-1604.07, Earned Release Credits; Forfeiture; Restoration.

A.R.S. 41-1604.10, Earned Release Credits; Forfeiture; Restoration; Applicability


Attachment A

CLASS A OFFENSES (Class 1, 2 and 3 felonies and RELATED policy violations)

NO.

OFFENSE

A.R.S.

01A

Aggravated Assault (Inmate on Inmate) – Assault on another inmate

  • resulting in serious physical injury to another inmate, or
  • discharge, use of or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or
  • resulting in temporary but substantial disfigurement, loss or impairment of any body organ or fracture of any body part
  • Serious Physical Injury includes injury that creates reasonable risk of death or which causes serious and permanent disfigurement, serious impairment of health or loss or protracted impairment of the function of any bodily organ or limb. (e.g. broken bones, knife wounds, internal injuries, eye injuries etc.)

13-1204

13-1206

02A

Aggravated Assault (Inmate on Staff)

  • resulting in serious physical injury to another, or
  • using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or
  • resulting in temporary but substantial disfigurement, loss or impairment of any body organ or fracture of any body part

13-1204

13-1206

03A

Assault With Intent to Riot or Participation in a Riot - A person in custody of ADC who commits an assault upon another person with the intent to incite to riot or is a participant in a riot.

13-1207

04A

Assault (Sexual) - Intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person without the consent of such person.

13-1406

05A

Arson - knowingly causing a fire or explosion that results in physical damage to the prison facility.

13-1705

06A

Attempt to Commit a Class A Offense - Engaging in conduct with the intent to aid or commit a Class A offense under this classification.

13-1001

07A

Conspiracy to Commit a Class A Offense - To agree with one or more persons to engage in a Class A offense under this classification and to agree that least one of them will engage in conduct constituting an overt act in furtherance of that offense.

13-1003

08A

Escape - Knowingly escaping, or attempting to escape, from the custody of an adult correctional facility including outside work crews, work camps, transport vehicles, and outside hospitals.

13-2505

09A

Kidnapping/Taking of a Hostage - Restraining another person with the intent to

  • Hold for ransom, use as a shield, use as a hostage, or
  • Inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim, or,

Place victim or third person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury.

131304

10A

Manslaughter

  • Recklessly causing the death of another, or
  • Intentionally aiding another to commit suicide.

13-1103

11A

Murder (1st Degree) - With pre-meditation intentionally causing the death of another

13-1104

12A

Murder (2nd Degree) - Without pre-meditation intentionally causing the death of another.

13-1105

13A

Promoting Prison Contraband

  • Knowingly conveying contraband to any person confined in a correctional facility
  • Knowingly making, obtaining or possessing contraband while confined, transported or moved

Contraband includes but is not limited to, weapons, explosives, tools, keys, currency, cell phones, computers, unauthorized identification or documents, civilian clothing, part of correctional uniform, escape paraphernalia, or any article not authorized that is deemed a threat to the security and orderly operation of the institution.

13-2505

CLASS B OFFENSES (Class 4, 5 or 6 Felonies and RELATED policy violations)

No.

Rule Violation

ARS

01B

Aggravated Refusal of an Assignment

  • Refusal of any housing assignment, classification or work assignment for the purpose of obstructing racial integration.
  • Refusal of any work assignment, housing assignment or classification assignment

41-1604

02B

Assault on Inmate

  • Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing physical injury to another inmate, or
  • Intentionally placing person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical danger, or
  • Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.

13-1203

03B

Assault on Staff

  • Knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury (with or without a weapon) to another person.
  • Intentionally placing person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical danger, or
  • Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.
  • Physical injury means the impairment of physical condition. (e.g. minor bruises, cuts, abrasions)

13-1203

04B

Assault on Staff with Bodily Fluids - Prisoner throwing or projecting any bodily fluid at or onto another person. Bodily fluid includes saliva, blood, seminal fluid, urine or feces.

13-1212

05B

Attempt to Commit a Class B Felony - Engaging in conduct with the intent to aid or commit an offense under this classification.

13-1001

06B

Bribery - With corrupt intent, offers, confers, or agrees to confer any benefit to an employee of the Department, private prison, or contractor with the intent to influence the employee's opinion, judgment or exercise of discretion in the performance of their duties.

13-2602

07B

Bullying by Harassment - Displaying habitual cruelty to smaller or weaker inmates; displaying conduct directed at a specific person causing them to be seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed.

13-2921

08B

Conspiracy to Commit a Class B Felony - To agree with one or more persons to engage in an offense under this classification and to agree that least one of them will engage in conduct constituting an overt act in furtherance of that offense.

13-1003

09B

Criminal Damage - Destroying, damaging, defacing, tampering, or altering property; of another including but limited to drawing or marking any building, walls, or surfaces with unauthorized messages, signs or symbols.

13-1602

10B

Disorderly Conduct -

Engaging in fighting, violent or seriously disruptive behavior including unreasonable noise, abusive or offensive language, offensive gestures or protracted commotion that disrupts the orderly operation of the institution.

13-2904

11B

Disrupting an Institution Count and/or Being Out of Place - Disrupting an institution count by purposely interfering with staff, or failing to be in an assigned bed or location for count; failing to be in an assigned area; being out of place in an unauthorized area.

41-1604

12B

Extortion - Knowingly obtaining or seeking to obtain property or services by means of a threat to do future physical injury, cause damage to property, or theft of property.

13-1804

13B

False Reporting - Stating a false, fraudulent or unfounded report or statement or to knowingly misrepresent a fact for the purpose of interfering with the orderly operation of the institution, which may be written or oral.

13-2907.01

14B

Forgery - Falsely making, altering, or completing any written document; possession of any false or forged document, identification material or written document.

13-2002

15B

Fraud - Pursuant to a scheme to defraud, knowingly obtaining any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses.

13-2310

16B

Gambling - Possession of gambling devices, including dice, unauthorized cards, poker chips; participating as a player or organizer of any gambling activity; participating in or possession of materials related to betting and pools; benefiting from gambling activity; maintaining gambling related debts.

13-3301

17B

Homicide (Negligent) - Causing the death of another with criminal negligence

13-1102

18B

Indecent Exposure - Intentional exposure of genitals, buttocks, pubic region or female breasts (areola or nipple); unauthorized nudity.

13-1402

19B

Influencing a Witness -

Threaten a witness or offer, confer or agree to confer any benefit to a witness or a person believed to be a witness to influence testimony, or

Knowingly induce a witness to unlawfully withhold any testimony or testify falsely.

13-2802

13-2804

20B

Obstructing Staff - Obstructing, delaying, or otherwise preventing staff from conducting official duties; includes obstructing any investigation.

13-2402

21B

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Possession of any materials used to plant, grow, manufacture, produce, process, prepare, test, pack, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the system any drugs, narcotics, stimulants and depressants, including unauthorized use of paint and/or glue. Paraphernalia includes, but is not limited to, syringes, needles, and any property altered to violate this rule.

13-3415

22B

Possession or Manufacture of Intoxicating Substance - Having possession or control over illegally brewed or fermented intoxicating beverages or the materials used to manufacture such substance.

41-1604

23B

Promoting Prison Contraband - knowingly

  • Conveying contraband to any person confined in a correctional facility, or

Making, obtaining or possessing contraband while confined in a correctional facility or while being transported or moved.

13-2505

25B

Resisting or Disobeying a Verbal or Written Order - Failing to obey any verbal or written order and Department policy or directives issued by a staff member.

41-1604

26B

Rioting – Two or more persons who, acting together, recklessly use or threaten force or violence to disrupt the orderly operation of the institution.

13-2903

27B

Sexual Abuse –

Intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual contact with another includes kissing and masturbation.

13-1404

41-1604

28B

Stalking (Inmate to Inmate) – Intentionally or knowingly

Engaging in a course of conduct that would cause another to reasonably fear for their safety or death or the safety or death of an immediate family member.

Course of Conduct: includes directing verbal, written or other threats express or implied, to a specific person on two or more occasions over a period time.

Immediate Family Member – means a spouse, parent, child or sibling or other person regularly residing in the person’s household for past six months.

13-2923

29B

Stalking (Inmate to Staff) - Intentionally or knowingly

Engaging in a course of conduct that would cause another to reasonably fear for their safety or death or the safety or death of an immediate family member.

Course of Conduct: includes directing verbal, written or other threats, express or implied, to a specific person on two or more occasions over a period time.

Immediate Family Member – means a spouse, parent, child or sibling or other person regularly residing in the person’s household for past six months

13-2923

30B

Tampering with a Public Record – knowingly with intent to defraud or deceive

  • Make, complete, present, alter or insert a false entry on a written document which is a public record or a copy of a public record, with intent that it be taken as genuine.

Record, register, file or offer for recordation, registration or filing with a government office or agency a writing which has been falsely made, altered, or contains a false entry, false statement or false information

13-2407

31B

Tampering With Restraints - Removing or attempting to remove any restraint devices including handcuffs and leg irons with out authorization, and/or the possession of any tool or device to alter or remove restraints, and/or compromise locking mechanisms, to include handcuff keys.

41-1604

32B

Tampering with Security or Safety Devices - Damaging, tampering with, manipulating, or altering any security device including but not limited to, locks, window bars, fencing, surveillance cameras, communication equipment, fire alarms, sprinklers, and fire suppression equipment.

41-1604

33B

Tattooing, Brands, Scarifications and Piercings - Altering one's own body or the body of another by branding, scarification, mutilation, tattoo or piercing; possession of any articles used in tattooing including unauthorized ink, tattoo guns, needles, and artwork and designs of tattoos.

Mutilate, brand, scarify or pierce means to mark the skin or other body with any mark that is placed by aid of instrument on or under the skin.

13-3721

34B

Theft of Property or Possession of Stolen Property - Stealing or obtaining by fraud the property of another; possession of stolen property or the property of another; controlling property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.

13-1802

35B

Unlawful Assembly - Being present at an assembly of two or more persons who are engaged in, or who have the intent to, engage in riotous or unauthorized conduct. This would include engaging in or encouraging a group demonstration or work stoppage.

13-2902

36B

Violation of any Published Department or Institution Rule - Including Department Orders, Director's Instructions, and Institution Directives.

41-1604

37B

Possession of Drugs or Narcotics-

  • Possession of, manufacture of, consumption of, sale of, trafficking in, any drug, narcotic, stimulant or depressant,
  • maintaining debts to another inmate(s) for the purchase or sale of drugs or narcotics;
  • possession or use of medication belonging to another.
  • Providing another with medication

13-3406, 13-3408

38B

Positive Test or Refusal of UA - Testing positive for, any drug, narcotic, stimulant, or depressant; refusing to submit to urinalysis testing.

41-1604

39B

Threatening or Intimidating (Gang Activity) – Threatening or intimidating by word or conduct

to cause physical injury to another or damage to the property of another in order to promote, further or assist in the interests of or cause, induce or solicit another person to participate in criminal gang activity, criminal syndicate or racketeering.

13-1202

CLASS C OFFENSE ( MISDEMEANOR AND RELATED RULE VIOLATIONS)

No.

RULE VIOLATION

01C

Altering Identification - Knowingly changing physical appearance to avoid or attempt to avoid identification or conceal whereabouts.

41-1604

02C

Bartering, Trading or Selling Goods or Services - Unauthorized exchange sale or trade of personal or state issue property items for the property or services of another.

41-1601

03C

Displaying Sexually Explicit Material - Display of any sexually explicit material on wall, furniture, personal or state property, where it is within plain view of staff or other inmates.

41-1604

04C

Disrespect to Staff - Using profanity, insulting, obscene or abusive language, in written correspondence or verbal communication to staff; addressing staff by inappropriate names or making inappropriate remarks.

13-2904, 41-1604

05C

Failure to Maintain Grooming Requirements - Violating Department grooming policy including hair regulations, bathing requirements and dress regulations.

41-1604

06C

Failure to Maintain Sanitation Requirements - Failing to maintain adequate housing/ cell sanitation, or workplace sanitation; urinating or defecating in an unapproved area.

41-1604

07C

Horse Playing - Activity intended as enjoyment, recreation or amusement that may constitute as an unsafe act or threat to staff or inmate safety.

41-1604

08C

Littering - Leaving trash or debris on state property or disposing of trash or debris in unauthorized location or container.

13-1603

09C

Malingering - Feigning illness or injury to avoid work details or other institutional assignment.

41-1604

10C

Misuse of Mail - Violation of any published mail rule including but not limited to postage, and unauthorized correspondence.

41-1604

11C

Misuse of Medication - Failing to take prescribed medication; loss of medication;

41-1604

12C

Misuse of Telephone - Making obscene or harassing phone calls; using the telephone to operate a business; telephoning members of the general public without approval; violation of any published telephone rule.

13-2921

13C

Possession of Minor or Nuisance Contraband Possession of contraband items, including but not limited to, authorized personal property in excess of authorized amounts, possession of altered clothing, possession of excess or altered linens, or any item that has been altered or for which approval has not been given.

41-1604

14C

Smoking or Use of Tobacco in an Unauthorized Area - Smoking or chewing tobacco inside of any state building or unauthorized area inside or outside of any correctional facility.

36-601.01

15C

Threatening or Intimidating – Threatening or intimidating by word or conduct to cause physical injury to another person or damage to property of another. Threats may occur by implication, word or conduct,

13-1202

16C

Unauthorized Access to the Internet - Unauthorized access to the internet through the use of a computer, computer system, network, communication service provider or remote computing service.

31-242

17C

Unsafe Use of Machinery or Equipment - Failing to follow safety procedures; use of machinery/equipment for purpose other than its intended use; loss of control of machinery/equipment or exercise of poor judgment in use of machinery or equipment.

41-1604

18C

Violation of Visitation Rules - Violation any Published Visiting Rule.

41-1604

Attachment B

PENALTIES

PENALTIES

CLASS A

CLASS B

CLASS C

DETENTION

5 - 10 Days

0 - 5 Days

No

TIME LOSS

0 to All

0-120 days

No

PAROLE CLASS III

90 - 180 Days

0 - 90 Days

No

RESTITUTION

Yes

Yes

Yes

LOSS OF PRIV

30 Days

30 Days

15 Days

EXTRA DUTY

0 - 40 hours

0 - 30 hours

0 - 20 hours

FORFIET CONTRABAND PROPERTY

Yes

Yes

Yes

A finding of guilt for a Class A, Class B or C violation may result in inmate reclassification, refer the inmate to the Classification Committee for review, evaluation and possible action.

A finding of guilt for a Class A, Class B or C violation may result in inmate reclassification, refer the inmate to the Classification Committee for review, evaluation and possible action.