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Title 28: Public Institutions and Corrections


  • § 601. Powers and responsibilities of the supervising officer of each correctional facility

    The supervising officer of each facility shall be responsible for the efficient and humane maintenance and operation and for the security of the facility, subject to the supervisory authority conferred by law upon the Commissioner. Each supervising officer is charged with the following powers and responsibilities:

    (1) To receive, retain in confinement, and to release, in accordance with law, inmates duly committed to the Department and transferred to the facility, or duly committed to the facility.

    (2) To enforce the provisions of law and the regulations of the Department for the administration of the facility, the government of its officers, and the treatment, training, employment, care, discipline, and custody of the inmates.

    (3) To take proper measures to protect the safety of the inmates and personnel of the facility.

    (4) To take proper measures to prevent the escape of inmates and to effect their recapture.

    (5) To maintain and improve the buildings, grounds, and appurtenances of the facility.

    (6) To make recommendations concerning the appointment of professional, technical, skilled, and other subordinate officers and employees for the facility.

    (7) To establish and administer rules, including rules for the operation of the facility, consistent with the provisions of this title and the general policies and regulations of the Department.

    (8) To give reasonable notice of promulgated rules and regulations to inmates confined at the facility.

    (9) To maintain and preserve records on the management and operation of the facility, including records concerning any industries and wage funds of inmates, and to report thereon to the Commissioner at such times as the Commissioner may require.

    (10) To establish and maintain, in accordance with such rules and regulations as are established by the Commissioner, records for each inmate. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; amended 2009, No. 58, § 20; 2015, No. 137 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. May 25, 2016.)