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WAC 137-24-020

Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following words have the following meanings:
(1) "Appeals panel" means three reviewing officers designated by the secretary with the authority to review hearing officer's decision, and to affirm, reverse, or modify decisions and sanctions in accordance with RCW 9.94A.205.
(2) "Department" means the Washington state department of corrections.
(3) "Deputy secretary" means the deputy secretary of the prisons division of the department, or the deputy secretary's designee.
(4) "Hearing officer" means an employee of the department authorized to conduct department hearings.
(5) "Hearing program manager" means the manager/administrator of the hearings unit of the department, or the hearings program manager's designee.
(6) "Infraction" means commission of, attempt to commit, or conspiracy with another to commit any violation of prison rules as enumerated in chapter 137-28 WAC.
(7) "Lesser included" means an infraction that must necessarily have been committed in order to commit another infraction.
(8) "Negotiated sanction" means an agreement between the offender and the department, reviewed and signed off on by a hearings officer, in which the offender admits violations and agrees to comply with the imposed sanction(s).
(9) "Offender" means any person in the custody of or subject to the jurisdiction of the department.
(10) "Partial confinement" means confinement in a facility or institution operated or utilized under contract by the state or by any other unit of government, to include, but not be limited to, work release, treatment center, residential facility, or home detention with electronic monitoring.
(11) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department, or the secretary's designee.
(12) "Staff member" means any employee of the department of corrections, contract employee or volunteer.
(13) "Stipulated agreement" means an agreement between the offender and the department in which the offender admits violations and agrees to comply with the imposed sanction(s).
(14) "Total confinement" means confinement inside the physical boundaries of a facility or institution operated or utilized under contract by the state or any other unit of government for twenty-four hours a day, to include, but not be limited to, adult correctional facilities, camp or a county or municipal jail.
(15) "Working day" means Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, except for holidays observed by the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090, 72.65.100, and 72.09.130. WSR 06-21-054, ยง 137-24-020, filed 10/13/06, effective 11/13/06.]
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