Section 504.620  Segregation Standards


Standards for living conditions in segregation areas shall include the following provisions:


a)         Double celling shall be permitted upon approval of the Chief Administrative Officer.  Prior to assigning offenders to a double cell, a review shall be conducted to determine whether there are reasons why the offenders should not be double celled.  Medical and mental health concerns shall be considered in making this determination.


b)         Minimally, each cell shall be furnished with:


1)         A bed for each offender, securely fastened to the cell;


2)         Clean bedding, including a mattress, blanket, sheets, pillow and pillow case for each offender;


3)         A wash basin with running water and flushable toilet facilities (controls may be located outside the cell); and


4)         Adequate lighting for reading and observation purposes.


c)         Segregation cells shall be located at or above ground level, provide visual access to natural light, and have heat and ventilation consistent with the climate.


d)         Each cell shall have a door and a food passage.  Any solid cell door shall have a vision panel or shall be designed to allow light to enter and permit observation.


e)         The use of physical restraints to confine the offender's movements within the cell shall generally be prohibited.


f)         Each cell shall be maintained in a sanitary condition and cleaning materials shall be made available on a regular basis.


g)         Personal health and hygiene needs of the offender shall be permitted as follows:


1)         A shower and shave no less than three times per week.


2)         State issued toilet tissue, soap, towel, toothbrush and toothpaste for daily use if the offender has insufficient commissary funds to purchase these items.


3)         A weekly exchange of clean institutional clothes or availability of laundry services at least weekly.


4)         False teeth, eye glasses and other essential items of personal hygiene and health shall be permitted unless they are a threat to safety or security.


h)         Offenders in segregation status shall be permitted personal property as approved by the Chief Administrative Officer, except for property prohibited by 20 Ill. Adm. Code 535.


i)          Offenders in segregation status shall be demoted to "C" grade.  Privileges shall be in accordance with grade (Section 504.130).


j)          Persons in segregation status shall receive nutritionally adequate food.


k)         Visits shall be permitted in accordance with 20 Ill. Adm. Code 525.Subpart A.  Video visitation for offenders in segregation status shall be prohibited.


l)          Medical personnel shall visit the segregation unit daily to screen requests for medical attention, and a physician shall visit the unit on a weekly basis.


m)        A mental health professional shall conduct mental health rounds in the segregation unit, at minimum, once every seven calendar days.


n)         A chaplain designated by the Chief Administrative Officer shall visit the segregation area once every seven calendar days.


o)         Each offender in segregation status shall be contacted by a correctional counselor at least once every 30 calendar days.


p)         Continued involvement in programs may be permitted on an individual basis on approval of the Chief Administrative Officer.


q)         Offenders shall be afforded the opportunity for exercise outside their cells in accordance with Section 504.670.


r)          Offenders in segregation status shall have the same mail privileges as those provided for persons in the general population (20 Ill. Adm. Code 525.Subpart B).  Electronic mail privileges for offenders in segregation status shall be prohibited.


s)         Offenders in segregation status shall be permitted reading materials and shall have access to materials from the facility library and legal library.  Physical access to the library need not be provided.


t)          Any equipment, personal property or material provided or allowed in the cell of an offender in segregation status, in accordance with this Subpart, may be removed or restricted as approved by the Chief Administrative Officer if the offender destroys, damages or abuses it in a manner that jeopardizes the safety of any person or the facility or disrupts institutional safety or order.


(Source:  Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 3869, effective April 1, 2017)