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§ 1-05 Lock-in.
   (a)   Policy. The time spent by people confined to their cells should be kept to a minimum and required only when necessary for the safety and security of the facility. The provisions of this section are inapplicable to people confined in RMAS housing or people confined for medical reasons in the contagious disease units.
   (b)   Involuntary lock-in. People shall not be required to remain confined to their cells except for the following purposes:
      (1)   At night for count or sleep, not to exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period;
      (2)   During the day for count or required facility business that can only be carried out while people are locked in, not to exceed two hours in any 24-hour period. This time may be extended if necessary to complete an off count.
   (c)   Optional lock-in. 
      (1)   People shall have the option of being locked in their cells during lock-out periods. Individuals choosing to lock in at the beginning of a lock-out period of two (2) hours or more shall be locked out upon request after one-half of the period. At this time, people who have been locked out shall be locked in upon request.
      (2)   The Department may deny optional lock-in to a person in mental observation status if a psychiatrist or psychologist determines in writing that optional lock-in poses a serious threat to the safety of that person. A decision to deny optional lock-in must be reviewed every ten (10) days, including a written statement of findings, by a psychiatrist or psychologist. Decisions made by a psychiatrist or psychologist pursuant to this subdivision must be based on personal consultation with the person in custody.
   (d)   Schedule. Each facility shall maintain and distribute to all people in custody or post in each housing area its lock-out schedule, including the time during each lock-out period when people may exercise the options provided by paragraph (c)(1) of this subdivision.
(Amended City Record 6/9/2021, eff. 7/9/2021)