State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Correctional Services of Nebraska.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Blum, Kathy

Ms. Lipton:

I am writing in response to your public records request for Nebraska Department of Correctional Services policies, procedures and associated reporting requirements related to the segregation of inmates due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety or other reasons. Although you state that you originally sent your request on April 9, 2015, we did not receive it until April 27, 2015.

Records responsive to your request can be found on the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services website at<>. The following Administrative Regulations can be accessed by clicking on the Rules & Regs tab:

Administrative Regulation 201.01 Inmate Classification and Assignment – Administrative Organization
Administrative Regulation 201.02 Inmate Classification and Assignment – Initial Classification, Reception and Orientation
Administrative Regulation 201.05 Inmate Classification and Assignment – Special Management Inmates
Administrative Regulation 201.11 Reception, Housing, Classification and Programming of youthful Offenders
Administrative Regulation 210.01 Conditions for Special Management Inmates (Conditions of Segregated Confinement)
Administrative Regulation 217.01 Rules and Discipline

Title 68 Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 6 addresses the imposition of segregation for disciplinary reasons. This rule can be found on the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website:<>. You can locate the rule by clicking on the Rules and Regulations tab and then the Current Rules and Regulations tab. You can then search for promulgated rules by agency and locate Title 68.

Kathleen A. Blum
Associate Legal Counsel
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Phone: 402-479-5901
Fax: 402-479-5623

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Blum,

Thank you very much for your help! I'll follow up if I have any questions.



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