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Section 5120.425 | Prisoner access to inflammatory and other materials definitions.


As used in sections 5120.425 to 5120.428 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Head of a state correctional institution," "prisoner," and "state correctional institution" have the same meanings as in section 2967.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Material" means a prerecorded magnetic audio or video tape, book, drawing, magazine, newspaper, pamphlet, poster, print, photograph, or other similar printed, written, recorded, or otherwise produced item.

(C) "Prohibited inflammatory material" means a material that, in the determination of the warden or the warden's designee, is detrimental to, or poses a threat to, the rehabilitation of the inmates or the security, good order, or discipline within or on the grounds of the institution for any reason, including, but not limited to, that it is material with a sexually explicit nature.

(D) "Publication review committee" means the committee created by the director of rehabilitation and correction pursuant to division (C) of section 5120.426 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Warden" means the head of a state correctional institution.

(F) "Warden's designee" means a person or a panel of persons designated by a warden to perform a responsibility that sections 5120.425 to 5120.428 of the Revised Code generally otherwise impose upon the warden.

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