At its public meeting on September 10, 2012, the Board of Correction granted the Department’s request for a variance from Minimum Standards section 1-05(b)(2) “Lock-In” authorizing DOC to temporarily restrict for up to two hours in their cells adolescent prisoners assigned to cell housing units at RNDC who continue to engage in minor misconduct after being ordered to stop. An inmate in temporary cell restriction will have access to all mandated services, unless in the opinion of the area supervisor the inmate has not regained his composure. Under these circumstances, the Department may delay or deny a temporarily restricted inmate’s access to showers, recreation, congregate religious services and law library. All other provisions of the Minimum Standards remain in full force and effect.
At its January 14, 2013 public meeting, the Board renewed the variances for six months, and continued the reporting requirements and conditions on the variances.
[For all of the variance conditions imposed by the Board, click HERE to read the variance-granting letter.]