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IV ADMINISTRATOR S MESSAGE, You have been sentenced to a State Correctional Facility in accordance with the laws of the State of. New Jersey During your incarceration the Department of Corrections is responsible for confining. you at a level of custody necessary to protect the public and for providing you a safe secure and. humane environment, To enhance the rehabilitative process the NJDOC promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect with the. expectation that every inmate will be given fair and impartial treatment while they assume full. responsibility for their actions and follow the rules of the disciplinary code of conduct. Procedures are in place to address legitimate inmate concerns This handbook will provide you with. the information necessary to assist you during your confinement which includes many of the rules. regulations policies and procedures that you must follow. While exercising the appropriate level of control and supervision necessary for safe and secure. facilities the NJDOC will provide you a quality of institutional life that meets the standards that. govern it During your confinement it is important that for you to use your time productively by. participating in the variety of programs available to you Your focus should be on obtaining the. discipline treatment training and information necessary to help you with your successful return to. society You should take time to review this handbook It is an excellent source of information If. you have any questions regarding the contents of this handbook ask a staff member for assistance. V INMATE DISCIPLINE PROGRAM, The primary purpose of the Inmate Discipline Program is to enforce the New Jersey Department of. Corrections disciplinary code of conduct and the behavioral requirements of specific institutional. programs This disciplinary program provides safeguards to protect your health safety and welfare and. helps to ensure the safety of all individuals within the facility It identifies specific prohibited acts and. provides a schedule of sanctions for violations of the rules The inmate disciplinary program complies. with due process procedures that permit the accused inmate an opportunity to present a defense to any. allegation through the disciplinary hearing and appeal process It applies to every state sentenced. inmate under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Corrections regardless of sentence. The Inmate Discipline Program contained in N J A C 10A upon which the information in the. HANDBOOK ON DISCIPLINE FOR INMATES is based has been carefully reviewed by the New. Jersey Supreme Court This disciplinary code has been found to be sufficient in meeting the standards. of fairness and impartiality in administering a discipline program and in protecting the Constitutional. rights of inmates, The New Jersey Correctional System is a community which as in all communities has rules and. regulations to maintain order while permitting its residents to live in a safe and humane manner. During your confinement you are expected to contribute to the correctional system community by. obeying all rules in the HANDBOOK ON DISCIPLINE as well as any rules and policies specific to. this facility By doing so you will be making a positive adjustment to the community and will be. improving your ability to benefit from the programs and services that have been designed to further. your rehabilitative efforts, You should seek help in understanding any portion of the HANDBOOK ON DISCIPLINE FOR.
INMATES with which you have difficulty Institutional staff can provide any assistance necessary in. this matter,VI DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW, The Division of Operations is responsible for 13 major institutions 11 men s correctional facilities. one women s correctional institution and the central reception intake unit Collectively these. facilities which are diverse and unique in their operations house inmates in minimum medium and. maximum security levels The Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center operates a rehabilitative. program for habitual sex offenders The Edna Mahan Correctional Facility New Jersey s only. correctional institution for women houses inmates at all security levels. The Division of Programs and Community Services offers an array of institutional and community. based programs for offenders including community labor assistance academic and vocational. educational programs recreational programs library general and law services and substance abuse. treatment The Division contracts with private and non profit providers throughout the State to. provide community based residential treatment programs for offenders under community supervision. VII GENERAL INFORMATION,A INMATE STAFF VOLUNTEER RELATIONSHIPS. Undue or excessive familiarity between inmates staff and volunteers is strictly prohibited Inmates. must limit their contact with staff and volunteers to authorized and official interactions only Any. inmate who participates in or engages in any unauthorized contact interaction or relationship with a. staff member or volunteer shall be subject to disciplinary action Examples of undue familiarity or. inappropriate contacts or relationships include but are not limited to giving or receiving favors gifts. or services displays of affection or any sexual behavior or contact. If you believe you have been subjected to undue familiarity from a staff member or volunteer you. must report this to the institution s administrative staff Inmates who make false claims will be subject. to disciplinary action,B INSTITUTIONAL VISIT PROGRAM. The institutional visit program is a privilege The NJDOC believes that it is beneficial for inmates to. maintain family ties and that the process of returning to the community is enhanced by family. involvement Therefore the NJDOC highly encourages your involvement in the institutional visit. program to help maintain and strengthen your family relationships The institutional visit program will. be available to you provided you behave in a manner that does not result in your exclusion or. termination from this privilege,C PARTICIPATION IN INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS. The New Jersey Department of Corrections offers a number of educational vocational therapeutic and. self improvement programs for eligible inmates Not all programs may be available in all facilities. You are encouraged and expected to take full advantage of the programs available to you It is your. responsibility to seek out those programs appropriate to your needs Professional treatment staff and. volunteers are available to assist you in your self improvement efforts Descriptions of many of the. program offerings are included in this handbook If you have any questions about any of the programs. please contact a staff member for assistance,D SECURITY THREAT GROUPS.
The New Jersey Department of Corrections prohibits the organization and operation of security threat. groups STG Evidence or information indicative of involvement in an STG S operations or activities. shall result in disciplinary action Security Threat Group is defined as a group of inmates possessing. common characteristics interests and goals which serve to distinguish the inmates from other inmates. or groups of inmates and which as a discrete entity poses a threat to the safety of staff other inmates. or the community and to the orderly operation of the correctional facility. E TELEPHONE CALLS, The New Jersey Department of Corrections supports the effort by inmates to maintain positive. connections with family and friends As such telephones are installed on all institutional housing units. and are made available for inmate use The use of these telephones is a privilege and anyone found. misusing or abusing this privilege will be subject to disciplinary sanctions. The NJDOC uses an Individual Personal Identification Number IPIN system to allow inmates to. process the telephone system Your SBI number is given to the GLOBAL TEL LINK. CORPORATION GTL who are the phone providers and who assign you the IPIN number To use. the phone system you must fill out a NJDOC INMATE IPIN ASSIGNMENT FORM that is available. on your housing unit Be aware that calling business telephone numbers cellular telephones or. cellular telephone enabled equipment is not permitted. VIII INSTITUTIONAL PHILOSOPHY, Bayside State Prison Staff will provide a safe and secure environment along with sanitary living and working. conditions Work education training and treatment programs offer stability and a chance for community re. integration Our two semi autonomous minimum units Farm and Ancora offer additional opportunities for. self improvement and rehabilitation Behavioral incentive programs which promote and reward positive. inmate conduct are an integral part of our Minimum Units. IX RECEPTION and CLASSIFICATION PROCESS,A Role of the Classification Department. The role of the Classification Department is to ensure your classification is in compliance with. all applicable state and federal laws New Jersey Administrative Code and NJDOC policies To. help accomplish this your sentencing information is verified and an electronic database is used. to accurately calculate and track your sentence expiration date from beginning to release The. Classification Department confirms that all appropriate credits are applied to your sentence and. that all laws regarding sex offender registration and prosecutor notification s are in. compliance The Classification Department staff also recommends a custody level based on. your past history and correctional facility adjustment using the Objective Classification Scoring. Instrument This assures that you are properly classified and appropriately housed The. Classification Department also tracks and schedules inmates for different correctional facility. Classification Committees These committees with assistance from the Classification. Department representative are used to place inmates in work assignments proper custody. levels and correctional facility programs Additionally the Classification Department acts as a. liaison with the State Parole Board to ensure that pre parole hearing material is gathered and. properly distributed prior to your parole hearing The correctional facility Classification. Department receives oversight and training from the Division of Operations in areas of. sentence calculation release tracking inter state services and parole monitoring. The NJDOC uses the following two 2 objective classification scoring instruments or. systems for the standardized evaluation and custody assignment of an inmate. 1 The Initial Instrument, The term Initial Instrument means an objective classification scoring instrument that. is weighted to evaluate an inmate s prior criminal history and selected stability factors to. determine the inmate s initial custody level,2 The Reclassification Instrument.
The term Reclassification Instrument means an objective classification scoring. instrument that is weighted to evaluate an inmate s correctional facility adjustment after. the initial classification to determine custody level. The scales used to determine the objective classification score OCS of an inmate are outlined. in N J A C 10A 9 2 3, The Initial Instrument will be administered to the following inmates. 1 Any inmate newly admitted to the NJDOC,2 Parole violators with new commitment orders. 3 Inmates with changes in sentencing or official record information. 4 Inmates who have not previously been scored on an objective classification scoring. instrument and, 5 When considered necessary by the correctional facility administrative staff. The Reclassification Instrument will be administered to the following inmates. 1 Inmates receiving their annual routine review, 2 Inmates being evaluated for reduced custody status. 3 Parole violators without new commitment orders, 4 Inmates with changes in sentencing or official record information.
5 Inmates who have been found guilty of a prohibited act indicated in N J A C 10A 9. 6 Inmates receiving future eligibility terms F E T of more than three years at a State. Parole Board hearing, 7 When it is considered necessary by the administrative staff. The Classification Department is responsible for maintaining a complete history of each inmate. in the correctional facility regarding his her present offense s past history and correctional. facility adjustment, The Classification Department is NOT responsible for computing parole eligibility dates. Parole eligibility dates may be obtained through the State Parole Board or from your. Trust Account Statement as informational purposes only. Many of the specific questions you may have about sentences offender status parole eligibility. date parole rescission and revocation etc can be answer by the State Parole Board. representative during your scheduled hearing,3 Institutional Classification Committee ICC. The correctional facility Institutional Classification Committee ICC meets every week for in. person reviews The ICC is chaired by the Administrator or his her designee and includes but. may not be limited to supervisory representatives from Custody Education Social Services. DEPTCOR and Mental Health, You will be scheduled to appear before the ICC at its first hearing within 3 weeks of your. arrival at a correctional facility and at least once each year after that You must attend this in. person meeting If you do not appear you may incur a disciplinary charge In the meeting the. I INTRODUCTION TO THE INMATE HANDBOOK This handbook is given to you as a guide to the many programs and services available to you within this facility It contains information on a variety of topics that will be of importance to you during your confinement Additionally it outlines many of the rules regulations policies and procedures that will apply to you You should take the time to

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