State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (AZ Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Arizona.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

All policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton


All ADC policies are posted on its website:

Chapter 800 (Inmate Management) is responsive to items in your request. Please note that juvenile corrections is managed separately from ADC.
Andrew Wilder

Andrew Wilder
Director of Communications/Media Relations
Arizona Department of Corrections

From: Arizona DOC

Relevant policies.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Wilder,

Thank you very much for your help on this request.

Have a lovely afternoon,