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Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) Attempting – Putting forth an effort to commit any violation.
(2) Business days – Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and days the facility is experiencing altered/modified operational status.
(3) Conspiring – Entering into an agreement with another person(s) to commit a violation.
(4) Facility – A correctional facility as defined in RCW 72.09.015.
(5) Hearing officer – A trained staff member designated by the superintendent to conduct disciplinary hearings processes, as well as review appeals of general violations.
(6) Infraction – A term designating the procedures and documents related to offender misconduct and the facility disciplinary process as a result of a rule violation.
(7) Infraction review officer – A trained staff member who assesses and evaluates the accuracy of the infraction packet, to include verification of the incident, appropriateness of the violation(s) charged, thoroughness of the information, and verification that supporting documents are included and that all evidence is collected and handled correctly (when applicable) before submittal to the hearing office.
(8) Lesser included offense – A less serious violation than the one charged, but one which the offender necessarily committed in carrying out the charged violation.
(9) Offender – An inmate as defined in RCW 72.09.015.
(10) Possessing – When an item(s) is found on an offender or in an offender's assigned area of responsibility.
(11) Promptly - To act as soon as reasonably possible, consistent with facility goals of safety, security, and rehabilitation.
(12) Staff member – A department of corrections employee, contract staff, or volunteer.
(13) Violation - The act of failing to comply with a rule enumerated in this chapter or chapter 137-25 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090, 72.65.100, and 72.09.130. WSR 15-20-011, § 137-28-160, filed 9/24/15, effective 1/8/16; WSR 13-18-002, § 137-28-160, filed 8/21/13, effective 9/21/13; WSR 09-01-195, § 137-28-160, filed 12/24/08, effective 1/24/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090. WSR 05-16-033, § 137-28-160, filed 7/26/05, effective 8/26/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090, 72.09.130, and 9.94.070. WSR 02-12-023, § 137-28-160, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090. WSR 00-10-079, § 137-28-160, filed 5/2/00, effective 6/2/00; WSR 97-03-041, § 137-28-160, filed 1/10/97, effective 2/4/97. WSR 95-15-044, § 137-28-160, filed 7/13/95, effective 8/15/95.]