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Rule Filings

Public Notice

The Office of the Criminal Detention Facility Review Coordinator has adopted changes to the Minimum Standards for Adult Criminal Detention Facilities.  There were no public comments.  The projected fiscal impact is unknown due to the wide variances in operational structure across the state.

2022 Criminal Detention Facility Standards

Public Notice

The Board of Corrections has reviewed the following proposed Administrative Rule:

AR ADC 807/ ACC 9.2 Payment of Death Benefit

Copies of this proposed rule are available for public inspection at the Department of Corrections Headquarters, 1302 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72114. The proposed rule can also be accessed electronically via the public notices tab at https://doc.arkansas.gov/rule-filings/. Any written comments regarding the proposed rule should be submitted by close of business December 7, 2022.

AR 1200 Work Study Release Program-MARKUP
AR 1200 Work Study Release Program-CLEAN

Written comments regarding the proposed rule can be emailed to Brianna McDonough at Brianna.McDonough@arkansas.gov or mailed to:

Arkansas Department of Corrections
1302 Pike Avenue, Suite C
North Little Rock, AR 72114   
Attn: Division Policy Coordinator

Public Notice

The Board of Corrections has reviewed amendments to the following Administrative Rule, which is currently out for public comment and set to expire on October 31, 2022. Public Comment is being extended as outlined below.

AR 1200 Work/Study Release Program

Revised copies of proposed amendments are available for public inspection at the Department of Corrections Headquarters, 1302 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72114. The proposed rule can also be accessed electronically via the public notices tab at https://doc.arkansas.gov/rule-filings/. Any written comments regarding the proposed rule should be submitted by close of business November 25, 2022.

AR 1200 Work Study Release Program-MARKUP
AR 1200 Work Study Release Program-CLEAN

Written comments regarding the proposed rule can be emailed to Brianna McDonough at Brianna.McDonough@arkansas.gov or mailed to:

Arkansas Department of Corrections
1302 Pike Avenue, Suite C
North Little Rock, AR 72114   
Attn: Division Policy Coordinator

Public Notice

Minimum Standards for Adult Criminal Detention Facilities

The Office of the Criminal Detention Facility Review Coordinator has proposed changes to the Minimum Standards for Adult Criminal Detention Facilities.  Copies of this proposed rule are available for public inspection at the Office of the Criminal Detention Facility Coordinator or may be accessed electronically via the public notices tab at https://doc.arkansas.gov/rule-filings/. Any written comments regarding the proposed amendments should be submitted by close of business September 27, 2022.

2022 Criminal Detention Facility Standards REDLINED
2022 Criminal Detention Facility Standards CLEAN

For questions regarding this proposal or public hearings, or for submission of comments, please contact Sterling Penix.

Sterling Penix, Coordinator
Office of the Criminal Detention Facility Coordinator
1302 Pike Avenue, Suite E
North Little Rock, AR
(501)324-9493
Sterling.Penix@arkansas.gov

Public Notice

The Board of Corrections has adopted a new Administrative Rule: AR 806/ 9.1 AR Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction Transfers and Confidential Juvenile Records.  There were no public comments and there is no projected fiscal impact. 

ADC 806/ACC 9.1 AR – Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction Transfers and Confidential Juvenile Records

The Board of Corrections has adopted a new Administrative Rule: AR 805/ 9.0 Administrative Transfer.  There were no public comments and there is no projected fiscal impact.   

ADC 805/ ACC 9.0 – Administrative Transfer

The Arkansas Sentencing Commission has adopted amendments to the Sentencing Standards Grid and Seriousness Reference Table.

2021 Sentencing Standards Grid and Seriousness Reference Table – Rule Mock Up
2021 Sentencing Standards Grid and Seriousness Reference Table – Rule Clean

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