STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION
PRIMARY LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS REGARDING CONDUCT AND ASSOCIATION WITH STATE PRISON INMATES
CDCR 181 (Rev 5/98 03/12)
Individuals who are not employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), but who are working in and around inmates who are incarcerated within California’s institutions/facilities or camps, are to be apprised of the laws, rules and regulations governing conduct in associating with prison inmates, Title 15, Section 3285.
The following is a summation of pertinent information when non-departmental employees (volunteers, media, contractors and guest) come in contact with prison inmates.
1. Persons who are not employed by CDCR, but are engaged in work at any institution/facility or camp must observe and abide by all laws, rules and regulations governing the conduct of their behavior in associating with prison inmates. Failure to comply with these guidelines may lead to expulsion from CDCR institutions/facilities or camps.
SOURCE: California Penal Code (PC) Sections 5054 and 5058; California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 15, Sections 3283, 3285, 3289, 3292 and 3415
2. CDCR does not recognize hostages for bargaining purposes. CDCR has a “NO HOSTAGE” policy and all prison inmates, visitors, and employees shall be made aware of this.
SOURCE: PC Sections 5054 and 5058; CCR, Title 15, Section 3304
3. All persons entering onto institution/facility or camp grounds consent to a search of their person, property or vehicle at any time. Refusal by individuals to submit to a search of their person, property or vehicle may be cause for denial of access to the premises.
SOURCE: PC Sections 2601, 5054 and 5058; CCR, Title 15, Sections 3173 and 3177, 3267,3288, 3289 and 3292
4. Persons normally permitted to enter an institution/facility or camp may be barred, for cause, by the CDCR Director Secretary, Director of Division of Adult Institutions (DAI), Warden, and/or Regional Parole Administrator and /or designee.
SOURCE: PC Sections 2086, 5054 and 5058; CCR, Title 15, Sections 3176 (a) 3283 and 3289
5. It is illegal for an individual who has been previously convicted of a felony offense to enter into CDCR institutions/facilities or camps without the prior approval of the Warden. It is also illegal for an individual to enter onto these premises for unauthorized purposes or to refuse to leave said premises when requested to do so. Failure to comply with this provision could lead to prosecution.
SOURCE: PC Sections 602, 4570.5 and 4571; CCR, Title 15, Sections 3173, 3283 and 3289
6. Encouraging and/or assisting prison inmates to escape is a crime. It is illegal to bring firearms, deadly weapons, explosives, tear gas, drugs or drug paraphernalia on CDCR institutions/facilities or camp premises. It is illegal to give prison inmates firearms, explosives, alcoholic beverages, wireless communication devices or component thereof, tobacco products, narcotics, or any drug or drug paraphernalia, including cocaine or marijuana.
SOURCE: PC Sections 2772, 2790, 4533, 4535, 4550, 4573, 4573.5, 4573.6, and 4574, 4576 and 5030.1; CCR, Title 15, Sections, 3172.1, 3188 and 3292
7. It is illegal to give or take letters from prison inmates without the authorization of the Warden. It is also illegal to give or receive any type of gift and/or gratuities from prison inmates.
SOURCE: PC Sections 2540, 2541 and 4570; CCR, Title 15, Sections 3010, 3399, 3401, 3424 and 3425
8. In an emergency situation the visiting program and other inmate program activities may be suspended.
SOURCE: PC Sections 2086 and 2601; CCR, Title 15, Section 3383
9. For security reasons, visitors volunteers, media, contractors and guest must not wear clothing that in any way resembles state issued prison inmate clothing (blue denim shirts, blue denim pants).
SOURCE: CCR, Title 15, Sections 3171 (b) (3) 3174 and 3349.2.3(g)(3)(B)
10. Interviews with SPECIFIC INMATES are not permitted. Conspiring with an inmate to circumvent policy and/or regulations constitutes a rule violation that may result in appropriate legal action.
SOURCE: CCR, Title 15, Section 3261.5, 3315 (3) (W), and 3177.
I HEREBY CERTIFY AND ACKNOWLEDGE I HAVE READ THE ABOVE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS REGARDING MY CONDUCT AND ASSOCIATION WITH PRISON CDCR INMATES. I ALSO UNDERSTAND VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE COULD RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM A CDCR INSTITUTION/FACILITY OR CAMP WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
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