TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER e: COUNTY STANDARDS
PART 2602 COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION STANDARDS
SECTION 2602.190 TELEPHONE


 

Section 2602.190  Telephone

 

a)         Introduction

Periodic use of the telephone to talk with family aids the youth to maintain a personal closeness with family functions and reinforces family ties.

 

b)         Minimum Standards

 

1)         Telephone Communication, Legal Right

Each youth shall be given an opportunity to make a reasonable number of telephone calls upon admittance.  (Refer to Notice of Rights, Section 2602.50(b)(1).)

 

2)         Telephone Program

A scheduled program to permit each youth to place at least one telephone call each week shall be established.  Additional calls may be permitted by local administrative direction.  The detention facility is not required to provide funds for toll calls.

 

A)        A minimum of 15 minutes shall be allotted for each phone call.

 

B)        Telephone calls shall not be monitored; however, verification of the party called may be required.

 

C)        A record of telephone calls, including date and person called, shall be maintained.

 

3)         Incoming Telephone Calls

Youth shall be allowed to receive a reasonable number of telephone calls from parents, guardians, attorneys, and clergy.  A designated time period each day shall be established by local administrative ruling for youths to receive calls so as not to interfere with the normal functions of the detention facility.

 

4)         Calls to Attorneys

Telephone calls to attorneys shall not count against the allotted number of calls.  Verification of the called party may be required.

 

5)         Violation of Telephone Rules

Violation of detention rules governing the telephone program may result in suspension of telephone usage for a designated period of time for the individual.