Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Part XXII. Religious Programs and Services

Article 1
Admission and Orientation

6VAC15-45-1990. Access to religious programs.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for access to religious programs for all inmates on a voluntary basis. No preference may be given to any activity of one religious denomination, faith, or sect over another.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 22.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-2000. Chaplains.

Chaplains, clergy, or other religious leaders shall have access to the facility to attend to the religious needs of the inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 22.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-2010. Confidential counseling.

Counseling by chaplains and clergy shall be confidential.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 22.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-2020. Space for worship.

Adequate and appropriate space for worship shall be made available by the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 22.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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