PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to remove protected information from Form DC6-152, Type A/B Furlough Sponsor Agreement, and amend the rule and form for clarity.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Furloughs.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 945.091 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 945.091 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Jamie Jordan-Nunes, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Corrections, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
(1) No change.
(a) through (b) No change.
(c) Approving Authority – For purposes of this rule, the term “approving authority” refers to the Secretary of the Department of Corrections or his designee who shall be the warden of a major institution or the select exempt service status employee who has oversight responsibility of a community correctional center
, or the Bureau Chief of Community Residential Programs.
(d) through (g) No change.
(3) through (4) No change.
(5) Furlough Sponsors.
(a) through (c) No change.
(d) Approval to serve as furlough sponsor is subject to termination at any time for the reasons stated below:
1. through 2. No change.
3. Violation of any rule set forth in
on Form DC6-152, Type A/B Furlough Sponsor Agreement, if the person is serving as sponsor for a type B furlough. Form DC6-152 is incorporated by reference in subsection (11) of this rule;
4. through 6. No change.
(6) Type A Furloughs.
(a) No change.
(b) Other conditions which apply to type A furloughs are:
1. No change.
2. Inmates must complete Form DC6-178,
a Type “A” Furlough Request Agreement. Form , DC6-178 is incorporated by reference in subsection (11) of this rule;
3. The sponsor must complete and agree to abide by all condidtions of Form DC6-152,
A Type A/B Furlough Sponsor Agreement , DC6-152, must be completed and sponsor must agree to abide by all conditions of DC6-152;
4. No change.
5. An inmate shall abide by all conditions in Form DC6-152,
on the Type A Furlough Agreement , Form DC6-152;
6. through 8. No change.
(c) No change.
(7) through (8) No change.
(9) Type B Furloughs.
(a) through (d) No change.
(e) Inmates who demonstrate satisfactory facility adjustment and program participation, meet all eligibility criteria, and have either served 5 calendar years or have completed one third of the sentence to be served, which ever is less, shall be eligible for consideration for a furlough for family visitation purposes. “Sentence to be served” is interpreted as being from the imposed date of sentence to the earliest release date. The following special conditions apply to family visitation furloughs:
1. No change.
2. Inmates will be required to call the facility when they arrive at their furlough destination and when they are departing from their furlough destination to return to the facility. In addition, at least one telephone contact with the inmate by facility staff shall be made to the location of the furlough to verify the inmate’s presence. The contact shall be documented on Form DC6-180, Sign-Out Sheet for Community Activity or Furlough,
the community correctional center’s sign-out sheet for community activities or furloughs. , Form DC6-180, Sign-Out Sheet for Community Activity or Furlough. Form DC6-180 is incorporated by reference in subsection (11) of this rule;
3. No change.
(f) No change.
(g) An inmate granted type B furlough privileges must:
1. Agree to the conditions as outlined in Form DC6-179, Type B Furlough Request. Form DC6-179 is incorporated by reference in subsection (11) of this rule;
2. No change.
3. Adhere to the following procedures:
a. No change.
b. All inmates to whom a type B furlough privilege has been granted must be signed out of and into the facility by an officer prior to departure from and upon their return from the furlough activity utilizing Form
. The form used for this purpose is DC6-180, Sign Out Sheet for Community Activity or Furlough.
c. No change.
(h) through (i) No change.
(10) No change.
(11) Forms. The following forms are hereby incorporated by reference.
(a) through (b) No change.
(c) DC6-152, Type A/B Furlough Sponsor Agreement, effective ________
(d) No change.
Specific Authority 945.091 FS. Law Implemented 945.091 FS. History–New 12-8-97, Amended 4-13-98, 10-20-98, Formerly 33-9.024, Amended 10-9-07,_________.