Chapter 5.18
STANDARDS FOR ALTERNATIVE CONFINEMENT

Sections:

5.18.010    Applicability.

5.18.020    Eligibility for alternative confinement.

5.18.030    Orientation.

5.18.040    Transportation.

5.18.050    Employment restrictions.

5.18.060    Prisoner money accounts.

5.18.070    Accountability for prisoners.

5.18.080    Searches.

5.18.090    Termination.

5.18.010 Applicability.

The provisions of chapter 5.18 SCC apply to prisoners participating in alternative confinement.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994, Ord. 04-090, Oct. 20, 2004, Eff date Nov. 1, 2004).

5.18.020 Eligibility for alternative confinement.

(1) Prisoners may be eligible for alternative confinement by court order pursuant to RCW 70.48.210(3) or chapter 9.94A RCW.

(2) The court may approve an individual for alternative confinement.

(3) The bureau shall provide an alternative confinement risk assessment to a court upon request. The court shall approve the content and form of the risk assessment.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994, Ord. 04-090, Oct. 20, 2004, Eff date Nov. 1, 2004; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

5.18.030 Orientation.

A written agreement which specifies the rules and conditions of alternative confinement shall be signed by each prisoner.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994, Ord. 04-090, Oct. 20, 2004, Eff date Nov. 1, 2004).

5.18.040 Transportation.

The use of personal automobiles shall be governed by written policy which shall ensure that the prisoner has a valid Washington state driver’s license and minimum liability insurance coverage.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994).

5.18.050 Employment restrictions.

The bureau shall comply with RCW 70.48.210(3)(b), prohibiting work release prisoners from working in an establishment where there is a labor dispute.

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

5.18.060 Prisoner money accounts.

(1) The accounting system for prisoner money shall be described by written policy and procedure, which shall be available to prisoners. All deposits, payments and expenditures, shall be recorded and receipted.

(2) The bureau chief or bureau chief’s designee shall collect the work release prisoner’s earnings and from the earnings, shall make payments for the prisoner’s board and share of the administrative expenses as provided by RCW 70.48.210(3)(d). Any remaining balance shall be returned to the prisoner.

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

5.18.070 Accountability for prisoners.

(1) Prisoners participating in alternative confinement shall be confined by the bureau unless authorized to be absent for a program-related purpose as ordered by the court.

(2) Prisoners shall comply with all conditions and requirements as ordered by the court, and all applicable county rules, policies and procedures.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994, Ord. 04-090, Oct. 20, 2004, Eff date Nov. 1, 2004; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).

5.18.080 Searches.

(1) Prisoners shall be subject to search at any time.

(2) The facility shall have written policies and procedures regarding the use of breathalizers, urine analysis and other means to detect the use of alcohol or unauthorized drugs.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994).

5.18.090 Termination.

(1) Any prisoner who appears at a bureau facility and is determined by bureau staff to be in violation of any part of his or her court ordered conditions of participation in alternative confinement or of the rules and conditions of the alternative confinement shall be taken into custody. Thereafter, unless a hearing is expressly waived, the prisoner may request an administrative hearing to contest the determination of the bureau. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with bureau policies and procedures for hearings of prisoner appeals of disciplinary findings.

(2) Any violation of the policies or procedures relating to participation in alternative confinement may subject the prisoner to such in-custody confinement as originally ordered by the court.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-041, May 25, 1994, Ord. 04-090, Oct. 20, 2004, Eff date Nov. 1, 2004; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-137, Nov. 10, 2008, Eff date Jan. 1, 2009).