5120:1-8-12 Prisoner discipline.

(A) Written prisoner rules shall specify prohibited acts or conduct, degrees of violations, ranges of penalties and disciplinary hearing procedures.

(B) There shall be a sanctioning schedule for rule violations.

(1) The jail administrator or designee shall approve any penalty exceeding suspension of rights or disciplinary isolation for more than one hundred twenty hours.

(2) The maximum sanction for rule violations shall be no more than sixty days for violations arising out of one incident.

(3) Continuous confinement for more than thirty days requires the review and approval of the jail administrator or designee.

(C) If prisoner access to clothing, bed, bedding, toilet, lavatory and shower are suspended, there shall be a daily review for re-instatement by the jail administrator or designee.

(D) Prisoner rules shall specify the fundamental rights that cannot be suspended except in an emergency or other condition beyond the control of the jail administrator.

(E) The assessment of penalties against a prisoner shall be documented.

(F) Jail disciplinary measures shall not include corporal punishment, discipline administered by prisoners and withholding meals.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/10/2013 and 01/08/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01 , 5120.10
Rule Amplifies: 5120.10
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/94, 6/2/86, 1/2/81, 9/21/98, 2/21/2003