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§42-56-29  Receiving and orientation unit – Study of incoming prisoners. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 42-56-29

   § 42-56-29  Receiving and orientation unit

– Study of incoming prisoners. –

To establish security standards which will safeguard society and which will

provide for the most efficient possible rehabilitation of individual prisoners,

there shall be established within the department of corrections a receiving and

orientation unit which shall receive all persons sentenced to the adult

correctional institutions for a term of imprisonment of more than one year.

Every person so sentenced shall be segregated for a period not to exceed thirty

(30) days during which period the person shall be studied and evaluated to

determine whether the person shall be a maximum, medium, or minimum security

risk and to develop a program of rehabilitation, education, and medical and

other care as shall be deemed necessary and appropriate to prepare the person

to become a useful member of society. During the period, a medical assessment,

and an assessment of rehabilitative needs shall be made of the person and the

results, together with the nature of the offense for which the person has been

committed, the previous criminal history, if any, the recommendations of the

department of the attorney general and of the sentencing court and the social

history of the person shall be studied and evaluated in determining the degree

of custodial care of the person, the rehabilitation program for the person, the

medical or other care that may be necessary and the spiritual and religious

guidance that shall be indicated by the preference of the person.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1976, ch. 290, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 168, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch.

296, § 1.)