Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

6VAC15-45-1720. Access to programs and services.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that program access, work assignments, and administrative decisions are made without regard to inmates' race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or political views. Written policy, procedure, and practice shall protect inmates from personal abuse, corporal punishment, personal injury, disease, property damage, and harassment. Written policy, procedure, and practice shall allow freedom in personal grooming except when a valid security interest justifies otherwise.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 14.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1730. Access to media.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for reasonable access between inmates and the media, subject only to the limitations necessary to maintain order and security and protect inmates' privacy. Media requests for interviews and the inmate's consent shall be in writing. Prior to granting media interviews with inmates, the Department of Corrections shall be notified.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 14.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1740. Inmate grievance procedure.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for an inmate grievance procedure that is available to all inmates and includes at least one level of appeal and specific time limits. This procedure shall be reviewed and approved by the Department of Corrections.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 14.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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