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When an inmate first arrives, they go through initial classification which is based on:
This criteria is rated on a point system for each inmate. The inmate's classification is decided based on their number of points.
For male inmates:
For female inmates:
We take into consideration many factors when determining a final placement, including but not limited to: enemies, program needs, medical/mental health needs and available bed space. Although home area is also a consideration, it is often not possible to make that accommodation due to other factors that must take priority.
An inmate’s custody level is reviewed at least once a year via the reclassification process based on:
Male inmates are also classified by:
Female inmates are also classified by:
Inmates can reduce their classification level through:
An inmate can appeal their classification recommendation via the Inmate Placement Request/Appeal form. The appeal must be submitted within 5 business days upon receipt of the written classification recommendation. A commissioner’s designee will review the appeal and make a final decision.