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Connecticut Department of Corrections Code of Penal Discipline

Connecticut Department of Corrections Code of Penal Discipline

Connecticut Department of Corrections, Administrative Directive. 9.5, “Code of Penal Discipline,” effective October 1, 2019.

“Inmates shall be held responsible for their behaviors. As such, all privileges shall be earned and retained through positive performance and respect for rules, order and authority. Consistent with this policy, the Department of Correction shall provide for the orderly conduct of inmates by establishing rules of conduct and procedures to address misconduct. The Code of Penal Discipline shall establish acts of misconduct, the process for judging allegations of misconduct, and sanctions for violations. Disciplinary action shall be based on credible evidence of misconduct, and shall be timely, impartial and consistent. Sanctions shall be proportionate to the seriousness of the offense and the inmate’s disciplinary record, and the disciplinary action shall serve to teach the inmate the consequence of the misconduct and to enforce staff authority and to maintain safety, security and order.”

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Keywords: policy, procedure.