TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER a: ADMINISTRATION AND RULES
PART 2203 PUBLIC RELATIONS
SECTION 2203.40 NEWS MEDIA
Section 2203.40 News Media
a) Representatives of the media may be admitted to youth centers with approval of the Director. Access to youth centers shall be limited to normal business hours whenever reasonable.
b) Requests for interviews with Department employees shall be referred to the Director.
c) Face to face media interviews with committed youth under sentence of death shall not be permitted unless personally authorized by the Director. Other media coverage may be allowed by the Director or his or her designee. All such decisions shall be based upon, among other matters, the effect that an interview may have on the individual or other committed youth, and the effect upon safety, security, institutional order, or other penological concerns.
1) Media representatives may not photograph or interview a committed youth without first obtaining his or her written consent, the written consent of his or her guardian if the committed youth is under age 17, and the approval of the Director.
2) Members of the media may have access to committed youth under the same terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to members of the general public.
d) Upon approval of a media request by the Director, the Director's office shall notify the Public Information Officer and the Deputy Director of the appropriate division.