WSR 01-03-079

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed January 16, 2001, 11:35 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 16, 2001.

Purpose: To update the WAC to reflect the current organizational structure of the Department of Corrections.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 137-04-010 and 137-04-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-24-032 on November 29, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 16, 2001

Joseph D. Lehman

Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 82-3, filed 1/26/82)

WAC 137-04-010   Definitions.   As used in this title:

(1) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of corrections.

(2) "Department" means the department of corrections.

(3) "Inmate" or "offender" means any person committed to the custody or under the jurisdiction of the department((, including but not limited to persons residing in a correctional institution or facility and persons released on furlough or work release.

(4) The term "resident," as well as inmate, is used to designate a person on parole or probation status residing at a community residential facility)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250. 82-04-023 (Order 82-3), 137-04-010, filed 1/26/82.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 82-3, filed 1/26/82)

WAC 137-04-020   Structure of the department.   (1) The executive head of the department is the secretary who is appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate, and serves at the pleasure of the governor. The secretary manages the department and is responsible for the administration of adult correctional programs, including but not limited to the operation of all state correctional institutions or facilities used for the confinement of convicted felons.

(2) The department is organized into ((four divisions which are headed by directors)) three offices: The office of the secretary; the office of correctional operations; and the office of administrative services. The office of correctional operations and the office of administrative services are headed by deputy secretaries who report to the secretary. The responsibilities of these ((divisions)) offices are:

(a) The office of the secretary is responsible for providing a variety of services for the department, including, government relations and constituent affairs, public information, planning and research, quality programs, workplace diversity, and victim witness and community protection.

(b) The ((division of prisons)) office of correctional operations is responsible for the supervision of adult felony offenders placed under the department's jurisdiction by the superior courts or the indeterminate sentencing review board and the operation of all ((state)) adult correctional facilities, including the Washington State Penitentiary; the Washington Corrections Center; the ((Washington state reformatory; the McNeil Island penitentiary; the Purdy treatment center for women; the Cedar Creek corrections center; the Clearwater corrections center; the Firland correctional center; the Indian Ridge treatment center; the Larch corrections center; the Olympic correctional center; the Pine Lodge correctional center; the special offender center; and such other state correctional institutions, camps or facilities as may hereafter be established pursuant to law under the jurisdiction of the department for the confinement of convicted felons.

(b) The division of community services is responsible for community based services such as probation and parole and work/training release)) Monroe Correctional Complex; the McNeil Island Corrections Center; the Airway Heights Corrections Center; the Clallam Bay Corrections Center; the Stafford Creek Corrections Center; the Washington Corrections Center for Women; the Cedar Creek Corrections Center; the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center; the Larch Corrections Center; the Olympic Corrections Center; the Ahtanum View assisted living facility; the Pine Lodge prerelease facility; the Tacoma prerelease facility; and such other state correctional institutions, camps or facilities as may hereafter be established. The office of correctional operations is also responsible for the supervision of adult felony offenders within the community, including offenders in the work release program and other community residential programs. The office also administers correctional industries, all offender programs, and policy.

(c) The ((division of management and budget)) office of administrative services is responsible for providing a variety of services to the other ((divisions and)) offices of the department including ((budget and accounting, management information systems, research and analysis, management services, internal audit, and contracts and regulations.

(d) The division of institutional industries is responsible for providing a comprehensive work program for inmates, including free venture industries, tax reduction industries, institutional support industries, community work industries, and community service programs. All inmates working in prison industries are paid a wage and contribute to the cost of corrections. Inmates are assigned to these programs based on skills, aptitude, and experience.

(3) Also reporting to the secretary are the chiefs of personnel services, legal services, public information, special investigations, assistant secretary for program development, and legislative liaison and supervisor of internal audits)) financial and management services; information technology; capital planning and development; siting; rules, contracts, and public disclosure; human resources; and risk management and safety.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250. 82-04-023 (Order 82-3), 137-04-020, filed 1/26/82.]

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