5120:1-10-13 Violations and penalties.

(A) Rules shall be divided into two distinct categories according to the nature of the violation and the maximum penalty which may be imposed.

(1) Minor violations:

(a) Minor violations shall include acts which do not constitute a present and immediate threat to the security of the facility, its staff, prisoners, visitors, or the prisoner who committed the violation (e.g., "horseplaying," excessive noise, dirty clothing or living quarters, poor personal hygiene).

(b) Minor violations may be penalized by verbal reprimand and/or by restriction of privileges for a period not to exceed twelve days.

(c) Minor violation penalties must be reviewed by the jail administrator or designee.

(2) Major violations:

(a) Major violations shall include persistent minor rule infractions, cases where a determination is made that the remedy for a minor violation serves no deterrent effect, and violations which cannot be considered minor (e.g., carelessness with tools, equipment, or cleaning supplies, obscene gestures, lying).

(b) Major rule violations shall be subject to restriction or suspension of the privileges and/or qualified rights enumerated in paragraph (C) of rule 5120:1-10-12 of the Administrative Code or disciplinary isolation, for a period of up to twelve days.

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: 1/2/81, 1/1/83, 6/1/91, 7/1/94, 9/21/98, 1/1/2003 (Resc.), 7/1/2005