22 – Inmate Request Form
128A Counseling Chrono
128B General Chrono
602 – Inmate Appeal Form
BPT – Board of Prison Terms
CCCMS-[Correctional Clinical Case Management  System]
EOP [Enhanced Outpatient Program]
CDCR #/ Inmate ID
Central Office
Chain of Command
CRN/CPM-Community Resources Manager/Community Partnership Manager
Close Custody
Ducats/Ducat List
Fog Count
ILTAG – Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group
IST – In Service Training
ISU – Investigative Services Unit
PIO – Public Information Officer

22 – Inmate Request Form. Inmates can communicate concerns or needs to staff via this form. It requires a response by staff within a certain time frame.

115 – A 115 documents an administrative disciplinary process. It can cover anything from inappropriate language to a physical altercation. It can result in loss of privileges or, in extreme cases, transfer to another institution or time added to a sentence. A 115 should be written in consultation with institution staff.

128A Counseling Chrono – Low-level inappropriate behavior should be documented with a 128A to prevent further similar occurrences. An AIC teacher might use this to caution a student who has failed to respond to a verbal warning regarding behavior in class. It has no specific negative consequences, but warns a student that further occurrences could result in a 115.

128B General Chrono – The 128B can be used to document positive behavior as a “Laudatory Chrono”. AIC instructors are encouraged to use the Laudatory Chrono as a means of documenting participation in AIC classes, either as a generic chrono for all participants, or to reward individual excellence.

NOTE: All 115s and 128s are placed in an inmate’s Central File and are reviewed each year by correctional counseling staff to determine program placement. In addition, for lifers, 128s can have an effect on their rating by the Board of Prison Terms. [see below]

602 – Inmate Appeal Form. An inmate can use the 602 to appeal any action that adversely affects him/her. An AIC teacher might receive this if a student were dismissed from the class

BPT – Board of Prison Terms. This is a group of correctional professionals that decides when a lifer [see below] can be released.

CCCMS-[Correctional Clinical Case Management System]. A mental health classification category. Inmates placed in this program are stable and functioning in the general custody population, exhibit symptom control or are in partial remission.

EOP [Enhanced Outpatient Program] “ Inmates placed in this program include those with acute onset or significant decompensation because of a serious mental disorder and are unable to function in the prison general population, have demonstrated an inability to program in work, educational assignments, or other activities.

CDCR #/ Inmate ID – Each inmate is assigned a unique ID#. You can identify how long an inmate has been incarcerated through his CDCR#.

Central Office – Most major policy or publicity/program documentation decisions are made from CDCR Central Office in Sacramento. Overall control of most programs comes from Central Office, including Arts in Corrections.

Chain of Command – The progression of responsibility in the para-military structure of the prison. From top down, Warden, Chief Deputy Warden, Association Warden, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Correctional Officer [not ‘guard’]. Each program yard is managed by a Captain. Below the Captain, each 8 hour watch is overseen by a Lieutenant and a Sergeant. The Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant will normally be found in the Watch Office or the Program Office.

Classification – The annual process whereby inmates are evaluated for appropriate placement, based on their behavior, commitment offense, program needs, etc. AIC teachers can feed into this system through 128B Chronos documenting students’ participation in AIC classes.

CRN/CPM – Community Resources Manager/Community Partnership Manager – Prison official responsible for supervising all outside programs coming into the prison, including Arts in Corrections.

Close Custody – Certain inmates are classified as close custody because they are deemed to represent a higher escape risk. They are counted two extra times each day.

Count – All CDCR inmates are counted five times a day. Four of those counts are bed counts, at night; the fifth is a “standing count” at about 5 PM. These counts are mandatory, and it is the responsibility of all staff and contractors to not interfere with count. Count must “clear’ in order for any program activity to take place. This means that all inmates in the prison are present and accounted for. [See also Outcount below]

Ducats/Ducat List – In order for inmates to move from one area of the prison to another, they must have authorization. This will be either an assignment ducat, indicating they are assigned to a job or education program, or a one-time ducat for AIC classes, religious activities, medical appointments, etc. Medical ducats take precedence over other ducats. Ducats are issued once a day, and distributed at night. If an inmate did not receive a ducat by mistake, they should still appear on a ducat list or movement sheet, which documents their permission to attend a program.

Fog Count – The irony of a fog count is that it can still take place with no apparent fog! A fog count is called if, at any point during the day or night, the tower officers are unable to see from one tower to the next while any inmates are not locked in their cells. Thus a fog count can be called due to a situation that occurred at 5 AM and affect program for the entire morning.

ILTAG – Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group – ILTAGs are formed by inmates to organize certain activities or services- educational services, art or music programs, etc.

IST – In Service Training – The division of the prison administration responsible for all staff training activities.

ISU – Investigative Services Unit – The division of the prison administration responsible for investigating possible serious rules violations by inmates, or rules violation or other infractions by staff. In addition, ISU sets policy regarding supplies and equipment that can be safely brought into the prison.

Lifer – An inmate is a “lifer” if s/he has received an indeterminate sentence, meaning that they serve a sentence length as determined by the Board of Prison Terms. There is usually a minimum sentence a lifer must serve, but their actual release date depends upon their behavior in prison.

Outcount – Inmates can be “outcounted” for the 5 PM mandatory standing count This allows for activities to be held in early evenings, a frequent occurrence for AIC programs. The count must be cleared in order for the inmates to participate in class. [see Count above].

PIO – Public Information Officer – The PIO/Administrative Assistant at the prison is responsible for controlling all press contacts, photo opportunities, release of inmate records and related data. They work from the Warden’s office and they are an important contact point for AIC activities.