A facility shall have a written policy and procedure that provides for inmate classification in terms of level of custody required, housing assignment, participation in facility programs, and use of any overrides. The facility's policy and procedure on classification shall include consideration of the following:
juvenile or adult status;
category of offense;
severity of current charges, convictions, or both;
degree of escape risk;
potential risk of safety to others and self;
institutional disciplinary history;
serious offense history;
special needs assessment, inclusive of vulnerable adults, which includes a determination of how medical needs, mental health needs, developmental disability, or other behavioral or physical limitations or disabilities may impact on the classification of an inmate and appropriate housing of same; and
special management inmate status.
The inmate classification plan shall specify criteria and procedures for determining and changing the status of an inmate, including custody, transfers, override functions, and major changes in programs. The plan shall include an appeal process for classification decisions. The use of any override shall be documented.
No inmate shall be detained or incarcerated in a Class IV facility without having completed a classification review by the facility administrator or designee of the Class IV facility's parent facility resulting in a determination that the inmate is appropriate for minimum security housing.
MS s 241.021
23 SR 1834; L 2005 c 56 s 2; 38 SR 523
December 20, 2013