2301.58 Resident program fund - commissary.

(A) Upon approval of the facility governing board, the director of the community-based correctional facility or district community-based correctional facility may establish a resident program fund. The director shall deposit in the fund all revenues received by the facility from commissions on telephone systems, commissary operations, reimbursable costs such as per diem and medical services, and similar services. The money in the fund shall only be used to pay for the costs of the following expenses:

(1) The purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment used in any library program, educational program, vocational program, rehabilitative program, religious program, medical services program, or recreational program operated by the facility for the benefit of the residents;

(2) The construction, alteration, repair, or reconstruction of a facility under the control of the facility governing board for use in any library program, educational program, vocational program, rehabilitative program, religious program, medical services program, or recreational program operated by the facility for the benefit of the residents;

(3) The payment of salaries, wages, and other compensation to employees of the facility who are employed in any library program, educational program, vocational program, rehabilitative program, religious program, medical services program, or recreational program operated by the facility for the benefit of the residents;

(4) The compensation of vendors that contract with the facility for the provision of services for any library program, educational program, vocational program, rehabilitative program, religious program, medical services program, or recreational program for the benefit of the residents;

(5) The purchase of other goods and the payment of other services that are determined, at the discretion of the director, to be goods and services that may provide additional benefit to the residents;

(6) The costs for the auditing of the resident program fund.

(B) If a commissary is established by the community-based correctional facility or the district community-based correctional facility, all persons confined in the facility shall receive commissary privileges, and the commissary shall provide for the distribution of necessary hygiene articles and writing materials to indigent residents.

(C) The director shall establish rules, to be approved by the facility governing board, for the operation of the resident program fund that follow guidelines established by the auditor of state.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 10-12-2006