Chapter 5.14


5.14.010    Services.

5.14.020    Programs.

5.14.010 Services.

(1) Commissary.

(a) The bureau shall either establish, maintain and operate a commissary or provide prisoners with a list of approved items to be purchased at least once a week at local stores or provide alternative access to purchase of commissary type items. Available items shall include a reasonable assortment of books, periodicals and newspapers;

(b) Proceeds from the commissary shall be used for operation and maintenance of the commissary service and/or prisoner welfare expenses;

(c) Payments for commissary purchases shall be made by debit on a cash account maintained for the prisoner. All expenditures from a prisoner’s account shall be accurately recorded and receipted. Prisoners in the work release/special detention facility may be allowed to keep a limited amount of cash on their persons from which such expenditures can be made.

(2) Basic Hair Care. The bureau shall make reasonable arrangements to provide basic hair care.

(3) Library Services. The bureau shall make provision for library services.

(4) Legal Assistance.

(a) The bureau shall provide access to necessary law books and reference materials;

(b) Bureau rules shall not prohibit one prisoner from assisting another in the preparation of legal papers. This shall not be construed to require that prisoners assigned to different housing areas be allowed face to face contact for this purpose.

(5) Religious Services.

(a) Upon request from a prisoner, the bureau shall make reasonable efforts to arrange religious services or confidential religious consultation;

(b) The department shall arrange for weekly religious services;

(c) Attendance at religious services shall be voluntary. Prisoners who do not wish to hear or participate, shall not be exposed to such services.

(6) Counseling, Guidance and Ancillary Services.

(a) The bureau shall arrange for counseling services to provide prisoners in bureau facilities with an opportunity to discuss their problems, interests and program;

(b) Prisoners shall not be required to receive counseling services unless ordered by the appropriate court or the disciplinary review body.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

5.14.020 Programs.

(1) Each prisoner shall be allowed three hours per week of physical exercise, to be scheduled on no less than three separate days. If weather does not permit open air exercise, it shall be provided indoors. Indoor or open air exercise areas shall be equipped with appropriate equipment and supplies to permit varied exercise or recreation.

(2) Work Programs. The bureau may establish work programs. Participation in work programs by pretrial detainees shall be voluntary.

(3) The bureau shall administer a work program as set forth in SCC 2.15.035.

(4) Education and Training Programs.

(a) The bureau may arrange for the development of an education and training program, utilizing local school districts, colleges, trade schools, unions, industry, interested citizens and other available community, state and federal resources;

(b) Paid staff member(s) shall have designated responsibility for supervision of the education and training programs;

(c) Approved correspondence courses shall be available at the prisoner’s request and expense;

(d) The bureau shall provide access to programs to prepare qualified prisoners for the "General Education Development" test and provide an opportunity to take the test.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).