5120-9-38 Symbols of inmate groups.

(A) Authorized inmate groups may adopt a symbol, representing evidence of membership in an authorized group with the prior approval of the warden or designee.

(B) Such symbols may be in the form of rings, pins, bracelets, necklaces, or medallions, to the extent that such jewelry items are in accordance with inmate grooming and appearance and inmate personal property limitations.

(C) Such symbols may be disapproved. Disapproval may be based on size, weight, obscenity or the capability to be used as a weapon or to conceal contraband or other legitimate penological interests.

(D) Wardens may promulgate regulations limiting times and places where symbols may be worn, especially if they constitute a safety hazard, such as wearing medallions around machinery.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/07/2015 and 01/07/2020
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01
Rule Amplifies: 5120.01
Prior Effective Dates: 4-15-74; 4-1-05