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WAC 137-32-030

Conditions of confinement.

(1) An inmate placed in an intensive management or administrative segregation unit shall, unless safety or security considerations dictate otherwise, be:
(a) Confined in an adequately lighted and ventilated environment at a reasonably comfortable temperature for the season, unless mechanical or other problems prevent such conditions on a temporary basis;
(b) Provided meals of the similar quality and quantity as provided to the general inmate population; however, methods of preparation and/or delivery may be modified for security reasons;
(c) Provided access to personal hygiene items;
(d) Provided the opportunities to shower (for a least ten minutes) and shave at least three times per week;
(e) Afforded rights to telephone, mail, and approved correspondence, supplies, visiting, reading material(s), and legal representation consistent with reasonable custody and security precautions;
(f) Provided an opportunity for daily exercise for no less than one hour per day, five days per week, outside of the inmate's cell; however, when the inmate is on isolation or program modification status, daily in-cell fitness activities will be encouraged in lieu of out-of-cell opportunities;
(g) Afforded access to health care services and controlled access to prescribed and/or over-the-counter medications;
(h) Afforded access to unit sergeant, unit supervisor, and counselor;
(i) Provided exchange of clothing which may include T-shirts, underwear, socks, and towels, at least three times per week, and exchange of linens and coveralls weekly;
(j) Provided barbering services on a monthly basis, except for those inmates assigned to isolation and/or program modification status; and
(k) Provided access to the following, consistent with reasonable custody and security requirements: Religious guidance; education; self-help programs; library and law library; and grievance program.
(2) The rights of an inmate in administrative segregation confinement with respect to meals, personal hygiene, correspondence, reading, legal representation and recreation may be limited when the provision of such rights will result in danger to the inmate, or to institution staff, or present a threat to the maintenance of reasonable order and security within the institution. Decisions to limit the rights of an inmate in administrative segregation confinement must be approved in advance by the unit supervisor. Limitations of rights imposed shall be reviewed within one working day by the superintendent.
[WSR 00-09-063, § 137-32-030, filed 4/17/00, effective 5/19/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090. WSR 85-01-059 (Order 84-15), § 137-32-030, filed 12/17/84.]
Reviser's note: Under RCW 34.05.030 (1)(c), as amended by section 103, chapter 288, Laws of 1988, the above section was not adopted under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, but was published in the Washington State Register and codified into the Washington Administrative Code exactly as shown by the agency filing with history notes added by the code reviser's office.
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