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Rule 5120:1-10-13 | Violations and penalties.


(A) (Important) 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, but are not limited to, acts/conduct, which do not constitute a present and immediate threat to the security of the facility, its staff, other inmates, visitors, and/or the inmate who committed the violation.

(b) Minor violations may be penalized by verbal reprimand and/or by restriction of privileges for a period not to exceed two hundred eighty-eight hours.

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

(2) Major violations:

(a) Major violations shall include, but are not limited to:

(i) Persistent minor rule infractions,

(ii) Incident(s)/activity(ies) where a determination is made that the remedy for a minor violation serves no deterrent effect; and/or

(iii) Violations which cannot be considered minor (e.g., carelessness with tools, equipment, or cleaning supplies, obscene gestures, lying, etc.).

(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 two hundred eighty-eight hours.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5120.01, 5120.10
Amplifies: 5120.10
Five Year Review Date: 7/7/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 1/2/1981, 1/1/1983, 6/1/1991, 7/1/1994, 9/21/1998, 1/1/2003, 7/1/2005