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Nebraska Department of Correctional Services: Administrative Regulation 210.01: Restrictive Housing

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services: Administrative Regulation 210.01: Restrictive Housing

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. “Administrative Regulation 210.01: Restrictive Housing.” June 30, 2018.

The purpose of this document is to “provide policy, in compliance with state statute and the Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 72, for the use of restrictive housing to ensure that it is an alternative of last resort and will be utilized in the least restrictive manner possible for the least amount of time consistent with the safety and security of staff, inmates, and the facility. Alternatives to restrictive housing shall be used in every case possible rather than placing an inmate in restrictive housing as a standard response to rule-breaking, disruption, and vulnerability. Behavior shall be managed primarily through programming, behavioral plans, incentives, and mission-specific housing instead of relying primarily on sanctions. This policy establishes specific levels of confinement outside of general population, including Immediate Segregation housing, Longer-Term Restrictive Housing, and provisions for Secure Mental Health housing; defines behaviors, conditions, and mental/behavioral health statuses whereby an inmate may be placed in each confinement level; defines and mandates processes and procedures for making these determinations for each level of confinement; and describes and mandates individualized transition plans for promotion to less restrictive housing assignments at the earliest opportunity that maintains safety and security.”

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Keywords: administrative segregation, segregation, restrictive housing, isolation, solitary confinement, Nebraska