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BUREAU DIRECTIVE: BOC - 4:001


REFERENCES: FCAC 7.17 & 7.18

FMJS 9.08 & 13.13

Consent Decree 61

ALDF-2A-44, 2A-45, 2A-46, 2A-48, 2A-49


RESCINDS:



CORE-2A-21



PBNDS 2.12

MONROE



COUNTY

BUREAU: Corrections

NO. OF PAGES: 3

SHERIFF’S



OFFICE






CHAPTER: Confinement and Disciplinary




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TOPIC: Administrative Confinement and


Protective Custody


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Sheriff of Monroe County



PURPOSE:


The purpose of this directive is to establish policy for the Monroe County Detention Facilities to establish policies governing inmates housed in administrative confinement or protective custody.


Inmates shall be placed in administrative confinement for purposes of protective custody only when there is documentation that protective custody is warranted and no reasonable alternatives are available.


The Classification Committee shall meet once per week to review the status of each inmate in administrative confinement or protective custody to determine when an inmate should be released from confinement.


SCOPE:


This directive applies to all Certified Deputies.


PERSON RESPONSIBLE:


Classification Supervisor and Shift Supervisors.


DEFINITIONS:


Administrative Confinement - Placement of an inmate in housing separate from the general population when ordered by the Classification Division or other authorized persons. Administrative Confinement may occur when the continued presence of an inmate in the general population would pose a serious threat to property, self, staff, other inmates, or to the security or orderly operation of the facility.


Protective Custody - A form of administrative confinement for inmates requesting or requiring protection from other inmates for reasons of health or safety (e.g., informant, state witness, ex-law enforcement deputy).


Immediate Control and Supervision - It is determined that the inmates constitute a threat to themselves, to others, or to the safety and security of the detention facility.


POLICY AND PROCEDURES:


Inmates under administrative confinement and protective custody will be placed in confinement units in order to properly and safely supervise them.

Inmates in administrative confinement and/or protective custody shall be checked daily by the Medical Staff. [ALDF-2A-45]


Inmates in administrative confinement or protective custody shall be required to shower twice weekly.


All inmates placed in administrative confinement or protective custody shall be afforded the same basic rights, privileges, services, and participation in facility programs. These programs must be comparable to those available to the general population within the limits of their imposed confinement unless security requirements dictate otherwise. (See "Confinement Inmates; Rights, Privileges, and Access to Programs and Services" written directive for a detailed listing.) [FCAC 7.18]


Anytime an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainee stays in administrative confinement more than 30 days, Classification shall inform the Operations Commander. The Operations Commander/ designee shall then notify the ICE officer-in- charge.


Protective Custody Justification


Inmates that require protection from other inmates (e.g., informant, ex-law enforcement deputy, state witness) may be placed in immediate protective custody by the Operations/Site Commander, Shift Lieutenant/Sergeant, Unit/Dorm Deputy, or the Classification Division when deemed necessary.


Inmates may request in writing to be placed in protective custody for protection from other inmates or for other personal reasons.


The Classification Division will then evaluate the inmate’s request for possible alternatives.


Inmates who were placed in protective custody at their own request, and who later request to be placed back in general population, will remain in protective custody if the Classification Division determines that the original reason for protective custody still exists.

NOTE: Inmates shall be placed in protective custody only when there is documentation that protective custody is warranted and no reasonable alternatives are available. [ALDF- 2A-46]


An Incident Report must be forwarded to the Inmate Services Sergeant via the chain-of- command for all of the above reasons. A copy of the Incident Report will be forwarded to the Classification Division.


Administrative Confinement Justification

[FCAC 7.17]


The Operations/Site Commander, Shift Lieutenant/ Sergeant, Unit/Dorm Deputy, or the Classification Division may order immediate administrative confinement when it is necessary to protect the inmate or others, or when the inmate: [ALDF-2A-44] [CORE-2A-21]