Notice of Change/Withdrawal

33-601.105: Restoration of Forfeited Gain Time
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 35 No. 7, February 20, 2009 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly.

33-601.105 Restoration of Forfeited Gain Time.

(1) through (2) No change.

(3) How processed.

(a) Restoration of gain time will be considered only when the inmate has met the criteria specified in subsections (1) and (2) of this rule.

(b) There is no entitlement for consideration based upon an inmate’s request.

(c) The inmate must submit the request to his or her classification officer. Requests submitted to other department staff will not be processed.

(d) If the inmate meets the criteria in subsection (2), the classification officer shall forward the request to the institutional classification team (ICT) with a recommendation either for or against restoration. If the inmate does not meet the criteria in subsection (2), the classification officer shall return the request to the inmate, indicating in writing which criteria is not met.

(e) The ICT shall consider the request based upon the criteria in subsections (1) and (2). If the ICT recommends restoration of forfeited gain time, the recommendation shall be forwarded to the final approving authority for final action. If the ICT does not make a recommendation for restoration to the final approving authority, the request shall be returned to the inmate along with the basis for the denial.

(f) The final approving authority for restoration of forfeited gain time will be the Assistant Secretary of Institutions or designee. Upon receipt of the recommendation from the ICT, the final approving authority shall approve or deny the recommendation based upon the criteria in subsections (1) and (2).

(g) The institution where the inmate is assigned will be notified and the facility staff will notify the inmate of the decision and the basis for the decision.

Rulemaking Specific Authority 944.09, 944.275 FS. Law Implemented 944.09, 944.275, 944.28 FS. History–New 11-27-84, Formerly 33-11.15, Amended 10-12-89, 8-29-91, 10-13-93, Formerly 33-11.015, Amended 8-30-01, 4-30-02, 4-10-08, ________.