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Article - Correctional Services




§9–614.

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Correctional unit” has the meaning stated in § 2–401 of this article.

        (3)    (i)    “Restrictive housing” means a form of physical separation that has not been requested by the inmate in which the inmate is placed in a locked room or cell for approximately 22 hours or more out of a 24–hour period.

            (ii)    “Restrictive housing” includes administrative segregation and disciplinary segregation.

    (b)    (1)    On or before December 31 each year, each correctional unit shall submit data to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention showing, by correctional unit:

            (i)    the total population of the correctional unit;

            (ii)    the number of inmates who have been placed in restrictive housing during the preceding year by age, race, gender, classification of housing, and the basis for the inmate’s placement in restrictive housing;

            (iii)    the number of inmates with serious mental illness that were placed in restrictive housing during the preceding year;

            (iv)    the definition of “serious mental illness” used by the correctional unit in making the report;

            (v)    the number of inmates known to be pregnant when placed in restrictive housing during the preceding year;

            (vi)    the average and median lengths of stay in restrictive housing of the inmates placed in restrictive housing during the preceding year;

            (vii)    the number of incidents of death, self–harm, and attempts at self–harm by inmates in restrictive housing during the preceding year;

            (viii)    the number of inmates released from restrictive housing directly into the community during the preceding year;

            (ix)    any other data the correctional unit considers relevant to the use of restrictive housing by correctional facilities in the State; and

            (x)    any changes to written policies or procedures at each correctional unit relating to the use and conditions of restrictive housing, including steps to reduce reliance on restrictive housing.

        (2)    The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention shall make the information submitted in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection available on its website and, when the information has been received from every correctional unit in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection, promptly submit the information in a report to the General Assembly, in accordance with §
2–1257 of the State Government Article.