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§ 3312. Disciplinary Methods.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections
Division 3. Adult Institutions, Programs and Parole
Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of Adult Operations and Programs
Subchapter 4. General Institution Regulations
Article 5. Inmate Discipline (Refs & Annos)
15 CCR § 3312
§ 3312. Disciplinary Methods.
(a) Inmate misconduct shall be handled by:
(1) Verbal Counseling. Staff may respond to minor misconduct by verbal counseling. When verbal counseling achieves corrective action, a written report of the misconduct or counseling is unnecessary.
(2) Counseling Only Rules Violation Report. When similar minor misconduct reoccurs after verbal counseling or if documentation of minor misconduct is needed, a description of the misconduct and counseling provided shall be documented on a Counseling Only Rules Violation Report. This Counseling Only Rules Violation Report is meant for documenting an event or misconduct on the part of the inmate; the Chrono is auto populated with the inmate's name number and date. A copy of the completed Counseling Only Rules Violation Report shall be provided to the inmate. Disposition of any contraband involved shall also be documented in the Counseling Only Rules Violation Report.
(3) Rules Violation Report. When misconduct is believed to be a violation of law or is not minor in nature, it shall be reported on a Rules Violation Report (RVR). The RVR is a computer generated standard form with information inputted by staff. The RVR will be digitally signed by the reporting employee. The RVR shall contain, at a minimum, the following elements: The charged inmates name, number, release date, facility, housing assignment, violation date, violation time, (Violation date and time means discovery date and time) whether or not the misconduct was related to Security Threat Group activity, circumstances surrounding the misconduct, the reporting employee's; name, and title, RVR log number, the violated CCR, Title 15 rule number, specific act, level, division, whether or not the charge will be referred for prosecution, reviewing supervisors name and title, and the classifying official's name and title. The RVR shall include; a section for the inmate to indicate whether or not they wish to postpone the RVR process if felony prosecution is likely, a section to indicate if they wish to request or waive an assignment of a Staff Assistant or Investigative Employee. A summary of disciplinary procedures and inmate rights is also provided to the inmate explaining the administrative hearing time frames, the roles of both the staff assistant and the investigative employee, and the referral for prosecution is explained. The inmate's appeal rights are also explained.
(A) Unless an inmate charged with serious misconduct requires temporary administrative segregation pursuant to section 3335(b) pending adjudication of the disciplinary charges, the inmate may be retained in regularly assigned housing, work, and program assignments.
(B) If the inmate is placed in segregated housing pending the disciplinary proceedings, the official making the housing decision shall ensure compliance with the provisions of article 7 of this subchapter.
(b) Chief Disciplinary Officer Review of Disciplinary Actions. All disciplinary methods and actions shall be reviewed by the chief disciplinary officer, who shall be the institution head or a designee not below the level of correctional administrator or parole administrator I.
(1) The chief disciplinary officer shall affirm, reverse or modify the disciplinary action and/or credit forfeiture. The chief disciplinary officer may order a different action, order a different method of discipline, dismiss a charge, order a rehearing of the charge, or combine any of these actions.
(2) Except upon discovery of information or evidence not available or reasonably discoverable at the time of a disciplinary action, an order for a different method of discipline or for rehearing of the charges shall not result in greater penalty or more severe action than that originally taken.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5058, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 2932 and 5054, Penal Code.
1. Amendment filed 5-13-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 20).
2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 2-15-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 7).
3. Repealer of subsections (c) and (d) and new subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) filed 4-18-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 16).
4. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 5-4-83; designated effective 6-1-83 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 19).
5. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-8-88; operative 3-9-88 (Register 88, No. 7).
6. Editorial correction of printing errors in CDC Forms 115 and 115-A and descriptive text (Register 92, No. 5).
7. Amendment including relocation of former subsections 3317(a)-(b)(2) to subsections 3312(a)(3)(A)-(B) filed 5-5-95; operative 6-5-95 (Register 95, No. 18).
8. Amendment of subsections (a)(2)-(3), new subsections (a)(3)(A)-(H) and subsection relettering filed 6-2-2016 as an emergency; operative 6-2-2016 (Register 2016, No. 23). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3, a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-9-2016 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-2-2016 order, including amendment of subsections (a)(2)-(3), repealer of subsections (a)(3)(A)-(H) and subsection relettering, transmitted to OAL 11-7-2016 and filed 12-22-2016; amendments effective 12-22-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2016, No. 52).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
15 CCR § 3312, 15 CA ADC § 3312
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