The designated staff member shall explain the rules and regulations of the facility to each new resident as soon as possible, but no later than twelve (12) hours after their arrival at the facility. All work release residents shall sign the Resident Handbook at this time. OWI residents shall sign the OWI Release Plan at this time. Probation residents will have their probation contract read and explained to them and will sign it. All residents (Work Release, Pre-Institutional, OWI and Federal) shall sign the Client Agreement. Staff will gather vital statistical information for each offender provided such information was not available prior to intake. In an effort to compliment the facility rules and regulations, staff will model desired behaviors, reinforce proper behavior, and correct offender misbehavior. Rules and regulations are reviewed at least annually.
When a new resident arrives at the facility, staff on duty shall log the resident in, distribute facility forms as appropriate (property inventory, restriction tally, sign in/out sheet, leave authorization), place the resident's name on the eye count sheet and assign the resident to the ward. Staff will enter vital statistical information (intake information form as cited in ACA Standard 4-ACRS-7D-07) into ICON. Each new resident will also be placed on grounds restriction for one (1) week upon entering the facility.
A new resident shall be strip searched, and all of his belongings must be searched before taken to a room. (See Search and Seizure Policy.)
Residents shall be assigned consecutive urinalysis numbers, and a urine sample for drug screening shall be collected from all new residents during the first twenty-four (24) hours of intake.
All residents shall be given a copy of the Resident Handbook which contains the following: disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures, appeal procedures, and statement of privileged communication rights.
All residents who enter the Correctional Facility as a condition of probation shall be signed to a Probation Agreement within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the Court order or within twelve (12) hours of arrival at the facility, whichever is first.