Rules & Regulations

All hygiene, clothing, snacks, and writing material must be purchased from commissary. No stamps, envelopes, or blank paper is to be mailed in. Females are allowed 3 plain white sports bras. Phone cards are available for purchase from the inmate in commissary.

Level I (Minor) Violations:

 

1.01     Disruptive Behavior – An act, which interferes with routine facility operations, or causes excessive distraction or noise.

1.02      Use of Obscene Language – Offensive or vulgar communication (sign, symbol, gesture,   or language) by an inmate.

                     1.03     Horseplay – to include, teasing or harassing staff or others, loud or rough play.

 1.04     Abuse of Commissary Privileges – Ordering items under another inmate’s name,   abusing indigent system, signing another inmate’s order, etc. 

                      1.05     Faking an Illness or Injury

                      1.06     Refusal to Work – Refusing to work or failing to perform assigned work as instructed.

 1.07    Violation of Dress Code – Failure to comply with posted rules regarding the wear of county issued clothing.  Alteration of county issued clothing.

                      1.08     Possession of Money – Possession of currency or negotiable items such as credit                                        cards or checks.

  1.09   Usury – Charging or accepting any compensation for loans or legal assistance) to include “finder’s Fee).

                      1.10     Violation of Visiting Regulations – Failing to adhere to any visiting rules.

                      1.11     Manufacture or Use of Clothes Lines or Other Hanging Structures 

  1.12    Monopolizing General Use Equipment – Placing any furniture or equipment intended       for the use of the housing unit population in an individual cell.  Using intimidation or         other tactics to keep other inmates from using authorized equipment (i.e. telephone,   television, recreation equipment, etc.).

  1.13     Attempting to Commit, Aiding and/or Abetting, Encouraging Another, or Conspiring with    Another to Commit any of the Above Acts.  The Reporting Officer will specify the nature    of the Minor violation when writing this charge.

 

 

Possible Sanctions for Level I (Minor) Violations

 

  • Written reprimand and/or verbal counseling by a Shift Lieutenant/designee or other higher authority;
  • Loss of commissary (not to include necessary hygiene supplies or postal supplies for the sending of privileged mail) and/or social telephone privileges; and/or loss of social visitation privileges for up to three (3) days;
  • Extra work detail;
  • Restitution for the damage or destruction of property;  Cell change within an inmate’s assigned housing unit; and/or,
  • Placement in disciplinary detention for no more than three (3) days.  (NOTE:  Lock-down should only be used if the inmate poses a threat to the safety and security of the detention center, staff, other inmates, or him/herself.)      


Level II (Major) Violations:

 

2.01        Cursing and Abuse – Insolence, vulgarity, insults, or other abusive comments/behavior directed toward any staff member.  Willful disrespect toward any staff member.

2.02        Disobeying a Direct Order – Willfully and knowingly refusing to follow the orders, instructions, or directives of staff members to include posted orders and written rules and regulations.  Challenging a lawful order given by a staff member or failing to carry out an order when issued. 

2.03        Hiding - Eluding detection, being concealed in an area, or deceiving as to actual presence.

2.04        Unauthorized Communication – Passing of a note or contact with another person without authorization.

2.05       Misuse of Jail Property – Use of detention center property for any purpose other than that for which it was intended, to include sitting on top of dayroom tables, sitting on desk tops, etc.

2.06       Encroachment – Being in an unauthorized or restricted area, unauthorized absence from place of assignment (e.g., work area, program assignment, etc.), lingering, or failing to move when ordered. 

Entering another inmate’s cell or occupying another inmate’s bed without permission of the Housing Officer.

2.07       Blocking View – Blocking or obstructing the view through any window or area otherwise open to

view.  Using one’s body with the effect or intent to disguise or conceal and activity from a staff member. 

2.08       Gambling – Possession of gambling equipment or paraphernalia and/or operating a gambling pool.  Gambling equipment includes any item altered for use as “poker chips” such as playing cards cut in half

2.09        Violation of Telephone Regulations – Prank or harassing phone calls.  Using the phone to commit fraudulent and criminal acts.  Otherwise tampering or misusing telephones.

2.10        Possession of Contraband – Any item that is not approved by the jail administration, approved items in quantities in excess of what is approved, or any approved item, which has been altered, defaced or is being used for anything other than its intended purpose.

2.11        Smuggling Contraband – Giving or receiving any unauthorized item to another.

2.12       Violation of Mail Regulations – Opening, claiming, or possession of another person’s mail.  Sending or ordering contraband through the mail.

2.13       Theft – Stealing or obtaining anything of value by false pretense.  Possession of stolen property.

2.14       Violation of Alternative Sentencing Program – Violation of the conditions of the Work Release Program, The Weekender Program, or other alternative sentencing program.  This charge will be used in conjunction with the actual charged violation.

2.15        Refusal to Provide Lawful Samples - Refusal to provide blood, DNA, urine or breath samples, Inmates must provide these samples upon lawful order as prescribed by Iredell County Detention Center policies and procedures.

2.16       Repeated or Habitual Violation of Minor Rules – Inmates who have been found guilty of (3) or more Class 3 (Minor) rule infractions, either separately or in a single incident, within the past six (6) months or who commits the same Minor violation within thirty (30) days.

2.17       Attempting to Commit, Aiding and/or Abetting, Encouraging Another, or Conspiring with Another to Commit Any of the Above Acts.  The Reporting Officer will specify the nature of the major violation when writing this charge.

 

 

Possible Sanctions for Level II (Major) Violations

 

  • Loss of commissary privileges (not to include hygiene supplies or postal supplies for sending privileged mail) and/or social telephone privileges for up to five (5) days, but no more than 30 days;
  • Placement in disciplinary detention for at least five (5) days, but no more than 30 days for each finding of guilt.  (NOTE:  The Disciplinary Hearing Committee Officer has the discretion to impose concurrent or consecutive sanctions);
  • Loss of social visitation privileges for up to five (5) days (privileged visits with legal counsel, legal representatives, government officials, counselors, etc. are still allowed); 
  • Loss of work assignment or inmate worker status; 
  • Loss of good time credit; 
  • Restitution for the damage or destruction of property;  Criminal prosecution.     

      



Level III (Serious) Violations:

 

3.01     Assault on any Person – Physical attacks, unwanted touching, or putting an object or substance in motion toward any person (to include spitting, urinating, or otherwise projecting bodily fluids or substances toward another person.) (NOTE: Knowingly and willfully throwing, emitting or causing to be used as a projectile, any bodily fluids, excrement, or unknown substance at an employee, while the employee is in the performance of the employee's duties is a Class F felony.) 

3.02      Violation of any State, Federal or Local Statutes or Regulations

3.03      Fighting – Engaging in a physical altercation with another inmate beyond what is reasonable for self-defense.

3.04      Indecent Exposure – Exposure of sexual organs to another person in a location or manner where such exposure serves no legitimate purpose.

3.05      Threatening bodily harm to any person – Threats conveyed by voice, writing, sign, symbol, or gesture which lead a person to reasonably believe he/she was in danger of bodily harm.

3.06     Interfering with Security Operations – Delaying, hindering or interfering with a staff member in the performance of his/her duties.  Interfering with security procedures (e.g. security checks, headcounts, searches, emergency procedures, emergency drills).

3.07     Extortion – Demanding or receiving anything of value through coercion or threats (directed or implied).

3.08      Bribery of a Staff Member - Offering or giving a gratuity to a staff member in exchange for material gain, privileges, or favors. 

3.09     Vandalism – The destruction. Damaging, alteration, or defacement of county property or the property of others.

3.10     Tampering with Security or Safety Equipment – Destroying, disabling, tampering, or blocking locking devices, cameras, control panels, intercoms, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA), fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and other security/safety equipment.

3.11     Smoking or Possession of Smoking Materials – Smoking or possession of a cigarette, cigar, pipe, tobacco products, rolling papers, incense, or other smoking materials.

3.12     Possession of an Incendiary Item or Device – Possession of a lighting device (e.g. cigarette lighter, match), or other implement used to start a fire.

3.13     Resisting Restraint – Any form of resisting a staff member who is attempting to restrain or apply restraint devices to an inmate.

3.14     Lying or Submitting a False Report:  To include submitting false reports of PREA allegations.

3.15     Assault on any Person – Physical attacks, unwanted touching, or putting an object or substance in motion toward any person (to include spitting, urinating, or otherwise projecting bodily fluids or substances toward another person.)

3.16     Violation of any State, Federal or Local Statutes or Regulations

3.17     Indecent Exposure – Exposure of genitalia to any person in a location or manner where such exposure serves no legitimate purpose. (NOTE:  The exposure of genitalia to an employee while the employee is performing work duties is now a Class I Felony.

3.18     Habitual Violation of Major Rules - Inmates who have been found guilty of three (3) or more Class 2 (Major) rule infractions either separately or in a single incident, or who commit the same Major violation within thirty (30) days.

3.19     Attempting to Commit, Aiding and or Abetting, Encouraging Another, Conspiring with Another to Commit a Serious Violation.  The Reporting Officer will specify the nature of the serious violation when writing this charge.

 

 

Possible Sanctions for Level III (Serious) Violations

 

  • Loss of commissary privileges (not to include hygiene supplies or postal supplies for sending privileged mail) and/or social telephone privileges for at least 30 days, but not more than 60 days;
  • Placement in disciplinary detention for at least 30 days, but not more than 60 days, for each finding of guilt. (NOTE: The Hearing Committee has the discretion to impose concurrent or consecutive sanctions);
  • Loss of social visitation privileges for at least 30 days (privileged visits with legal counsel, legal representatives, government officials, counselors, etc. are still allowed); 
  • Loss of work assignment or inmate worker status; 
  • Loss of good time credit; 
  • Restitution for the damage or destruction of property; Criminal prosecution.     

         



Possible Sanctions for Level IV (Critical) Violations

 

  • Loss of commissary privileges (not to include hygiene supplies or postal supplies for sending privileged mail) and/or social telephone privileges for at least 60 days, but not more than 120 days;
  • Placement in disciplinary detention for at least 60 days, but not more than 120 days, for each finding of guilt. (NOTE: The Hearing Committee has the discretion to impose concurrent or consecutive sanctions);
  • Loss of social visitation privileges for at least 30 days, but not more than 30 days (privileged visits with legal counsel, legal representatives, government officials, counselors, etc. are still allowed); 
  • Loss of work assignment or inmate worker status; 
  • Loss of good time credit; 
  • Restitution for the damage or destruction of property; Criminal prosecution.