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2911.2700 INFORMATION TO INMATES.

Subpart 1.

Information made available to inmates.

Copies of policies and rules governing conduct and disciplinary consequences; procedures for obtaining personal hygiene and commissary items; and policies governing visiting, correspondence, bathing, laundry, and clothing and bedding exchange shall be made available to all inmates.

Information will be made available to disabled inmates including those that are hearing impaired, visually impaired, or unable to speak in a form that is accessible to them.

Information required under this subpart shall be available in English. There shall be procedures in place to address the language barriers of non-English-speaking inmates.

Policy and procedures shall ensure, to the extent practical, that inmates who are unable to speak English are provided with the information outlined in this part within 24 hours of admission to the facility in a form that is accessible to the inmate.

Subp. 2.

Program options and activities.

An inmate shall be provided written information on program options and activities within 24 hours of admission, excluding weekends and holidays. A facility staff member shall review program options and activities with inmates who are unable to read, within 24 hours of admission, excluding weekends and holidays.

A Class I facility is exempt from this requirement with the exception of those approved by the commissioner to house inmates serving alternative sentences.

Subp. 3.

Official charge, legal basis for detention.

An inmate admitted to a facility shall be advised of the official charge or legal basis for detention and confinement.

Subp. 4.

Data privacy.

An inmate admitted to a facility shall be advised of rights under Minnesota data privacy statutes with respect to information gathered by the facility and to whom the information will be disseminated.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 241.021

History:

23 SR 1834; 38 SR 523

Published Electronically:

December 20, 2013