section .0100 – islamic services and practices

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Published: 2015

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subchapter 12F – Religious practice


section .0100 – islamic services and practices




(a)  General.  The Secretary of Correction hereby

establishes the Advisory Committee on Religious Ministry in Prisons for the

purpose of serving as a resource for the expansion and strengthening of

chaplaincy services and religious activities within the Division of Prisons. 

Committee activities shall be governed by the rules and regulations promulgated

by the Department of Correction.  The Committee shall report to the Director of


(b)  Appointment.

(1)           Recommendation for appointment will be made

by the appropriate person or agency responsible for prison ministry in each

recognized judicatory and will be forwarded through the chain of command for

review by the Director of Prisons.  The list of nominees will be submitted to

the Secretary for consideration.

(2)           The Secretary shall appoint committee

members to staggered three-year terms. Committee appointments will be made

annually, with appointments effective January 1 of each year. When unscheduled

vacancies occur, new appointees will serve the unexpired term of the council

member being replaced, and may be eligible for reappointment to a full term.

(3)           Committee membership is interfaith and

interdenominational, comprised of representatives from each recognized

religious judicatory.

(4)           The Secretary may remove any committee

member for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance.

(c)  Ex-Officio Members.

(1)           The Chief of Program Services will serve as

the liaison between the Advisory Committee and the Director of Prisons.

(2)           A representative(s) from the Division of

Prisons funded chaplains will attend all meetings of the Advisory Committee. 

The Chaplain representative(s) will be elected by the large body of funded

chaplains to serve a two-year term.

(3)           The Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services will

attend all meetings and his office will be responsible for providing clerical

assistance to the Committee.  The coordinator will represent the Chief of

Program Services in his absence.  The Chaplaincy Secretary will attend all

meetings to serve as recording secretary, and shall be responsible for

distributing minutes to all appropriate individuals, including all state-funded


(d)  By-Laws.  The Committee shall adopt standard by-laws. 

Issues not addressed by the standard by-laws are reserved to the discretion of

the Committee to be resolved in accordance with state law and with agency rules

and regulations.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-10; 148-11;

Eff. April 1, 1990;

Transferred from 05 NCAC 02H .0106 Eff. June 1, 2013.