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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the North Carolina Department of Corrections of North Carolina.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

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

From: Rice, Ashley

Dear Beryl Lipton,

I am writing in response to your recent records request regarding policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under the Department of Public Safety's jurisdiction related to segregation of individuals in custody.

For the adult prison system, all of our responsive policies/procedures can be found here.,002240,002507

In regards to the juvenile justice system, I have attached a copy of the Behavior Expectations policy.

I hope this information is useful to you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.


Claire Rice
Communications Public Records Assistant
NC Department of Public Safety
Prevent ~ Protect ~ Prepare

Mail Service Center 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
Phone (919) 825-2774
Fax (919) 733-0296<><>


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