The initial inmate classification is completed at intake to determine the incarcerated individual's initial custody level and facility assignment. The first reclassification is completed 6 months after intake. Thereafter reclassifications are done at least yearly; classifications outside of the one year time frame are done at the case manager's discretion. Classification is done in accordance with the process outlined in Administrative Regulation 600-01 Offender Classification. An inmate's classification after the initial intake classification is primarily driven by his or her behavior during their incarceration. COPDs/disciplinary convictions or disruptive behavior and failure to work or participate in programs will negatively impact classification and can potentially result in assignment to a higher custody level. If an offender wishes to appeal their classification, they may do so in accordance with the process outlined in Administrative Regulation 600-01. Questions regarding classification may be directed to the assigned case manager.
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