Listed below are the Department of Corrections policies. The list of policies includes the policy name and number, which unit or units (Adult, Juvenile or All) that a particular policy impacts and whether the policy is for public distribution. For safety and security reasons, those policies marked as "Non-Public" are not made available to offenders in the care and custody of the Department of Corrections and are also not available online.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles policies are also listed below.

DISCLAIMER: The Department of Corrections makes all reasonable efforts to assure the policies on this website are current. However, users should not rely on this information to be absolute.

While links in the policies will direct you to related statutes and administrative rules available elsewhere on the internet, the links to other related DOC policies or policies developed by other state agencies are not operational in the online version. To access a particular DOC policy, please return to the list of policies and click on the title you wish to read. The online versions of the policy attachments are also not available.

If you have a question on a policy or wish to receive a copy of an attachment or the most recent version of a policy, contact the Policy and Compliance Manager by phone at 605-773-3478.

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Department of Corrections Policies

General Administration 

100-01 Mission, Vision and Values Public
100-02 Policy and Procedure Process Regulation Public
100-03 Staff Reporting Info to DOC Administration and Office of Risk Mgt Public
100-04 Relationship with News Media, Public and Other Agencies Public
100-05 Staff Code of Ethics Public
100-06 Staff Reporting Abuse and Neglect Public
100-07 Staff Grievances Public
100-08 Staff Dress and Grooming Standards Public
100-09 Staff Outside Employment Public
100-10 Staff Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy Public
100-11 Staff Use of State Computer Equipment and Technology Public
100-12 Screeening of Staff, Volunteers and Contractors for Prior Sexual Abuse  Public
100-13 Staff Allowance for Use of Personal Remote Access Devices Public
100-14 DOC Staff Attendance Public
100-15 Research Activities Public
100-16 Critical Message Notification Non-Public
100-17 Capital Punishment Procedures Non-Public
100-18 Tobacco Products and Electronic Cigarettes-Use and Possession Public
200-01 Employee Recognition and Awards Program Public
200-02 Employee Wellness Public
200-03 Duty Officer Public
200-04 Drug Deterrence Program Public
Facilities- Security & Management
300-01 Facility Access and ID Requirements Public
300-02 Fire Prevention Public
300-03 Institutional Sanitation and Safety Inspections Public
300-04 Tool Control Public
300-05 Offender Counts Public
300-06 Use of Force Non-Public
300-07 Searches-Institutions Public
300-08 Offender Transport and Escort Non-Public
300-09 Facility Security Audits Non-Public
300-10 Post Orders Public
300-11 Staff Use and Control of Firearms Non-Public
300-12 Offender Transfers Between Institutions Public
300-13 Key Control Non-Public
300-14 Emergency Response Public
300-15 Mutual Assistance to Law Enforcement Public
300-16 Special Teams Non-Public
300-17 Offender Discipline System Public
300-18 Special Management Public
300-19 Restrictive Housing Public
300-20 Death of an Offender Public
300-21 Offender Hospitalization Public
300-22 Offender Hunger Strike Public
300-23 Offender Visiting Public
300-24 Forced Cell Entry Non-Public
300-25 Mother-Infant Program Public
300-26 Offender Suicide Prevention and Intervention Public
Offender Services
400-02 Adult Offender Case Records Content and Management Public
400-03 Date Computation Public
400-04 Offender Criminal History Public
400-05 Offender Drug Testing, Sanctions and Treatment Public
400-06 Offender Release Procedure Public
400-07 Offender Drug Screening Public
400-08 Sex Offender Registration Public
400-09 Sex Offender Management Program Public
400-10 Offender Work Assignments and Pay Public
400-11 Offender Classification Public
400-12 Offender Interstate Compact Public
400-13 System Risk Level Public
Offender Management
500-01 Offender Reentry  Services and Transitional Planning Public
500-02 Offender Personal Property Public
500-03 Publications Public
500-04 Grievance Procedure Public
500-05 Offender Access to Telephones and Tablets Public
500-06 Offender Correspondence Public
500-07 Offender Religious and Cultural Activities Public
500-08 Offender Access to DOC Records Public
500-09 Adult Offender Victim Notification Public
500-10 Parole Releases and Supervision Agreement Public
500-11 Offender Use of Computers Public
500-12 Offender Admission Public
500-13 Earned Discharge Credits Public
500-14 Offender Operation of Vehicles Public
500-15 Offender Recreation Public
500-16 Marriage of an Offender Public
500-17 Offender Photo Identification Public
Business and Finance
600-01 Fiscal Management Public
600-02 Offender Accounts and Financial Responsibility Public
600-03 Procurement Management Public
600-04 Offender Group Accounts Public
600-05 Offender Sweat Lodge Accounts Public
Clinical Services
700-01 Responsibility and Organization of Clinical Services Public
700-02 Medical Scope of Service Public
700-03 Behavioral Health Scope of Service Public
700-04 Dental Scope of Service Public
700-05 Optometry Scope of Service Public
700-07 Offender Health Examinations Public
700-09 Management of Offenders Diagnosed with HIV or AIDS Public
700-10 Quality Management Program  
700-11 Staff Hepatitis B Vaccinations Public
700-13 Staff Tuberculosis Testing and Exposure Control Plan Public
700-14 Management of Gender Dysphoria Non-Public
700-15 Pharmacy Services Public
700-21 Influenza Vaccine Control Plan Public
700-22 Staff Use of Naloxone (Narcan) Public
700-24 Emergency and Involuntary Psychotropic Medication Administration Non-Public
700-27 Medical Decisions and Advance Directives Public
700-28 Offender Health Records Public
700-29 Behavioral Health Interventions and Precautions Non-Public
700-30 Clinical Services Copayment Program Public
700-31 Medical and Religious Diets Public
700-33 Communicable Disease and Infection Control Public
700-35 Alcohol and Drug Services Program Public
700-38 Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Reduction Public
Correctional Industries and Vocational Programs
800-01 PI Sales to State Employees Public
800-02 Correctional Industries Public
800-03 PI Enhancement Certification Program Public
800-04 Pheasantland Industries Business Management Public
800-05 Pheasantland Industries Payment Procedures Public
800-06 Offender Commissary Public
800-07 Springfield Vocational Industries Public
Training and Staff Development
900-01 DOC Staff Training Public
Institutional Programs and Activities
1000-01 Work Release Public
1000-02 Individual Program Directives (IPD) Public
Inspector General
1100-01 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Public
1100-02 Offender DNA Collection Public
1100-03 Canine Teams Public
1100-04 Crime Scene Management and Criminal Evidence Handling  
Juvenile Services
1200-01 Juvenile Delegation of Authority Public
1200-02 Juvenile Services Safety Guidelines Public
1200-03 Juvenile Transport and Staff Use of Restraints Non-Public
1200-04 Use of Force-Division of Juvenile Services Non-Public
1200-05 Juvenile Services Aftercare and Discharge Public
1200-06 Classification, Assessment and Program Planning Public
1200-07 Search and Seizure-Juvenile Public
1200-08 Juvenile Division Staff PREA Reporting Guidelines Public
1200-09 Juvenile Victim Notification Public
1200-10 Juvenile Crime Information Center Entry Process Public
1200-11 Aftercare Interstate Compact Public
1200-12 Records Retention-Juvenile Services Public
1200-13 Management of Youth with Sexual Behavior Issues Public
1200-14 Juvenile Intake Process Public
1200-15 Adjudicated Delinquents and Children In Need of Supervision Public
1200-16 Juvenile Out Of State Placement Public
1200-17 Aftercare Supervision and Sanctioning Guidelines Public
Support Services
1300-01 Control, Use and Disposal of Hazardous Material Public
Parole Services
1400-01 Withholding of Parole Eligibility for Sex Offenders Public
1400-02 Extension of Confinement Public
1400-03 Parole Financial Obligations and Supervision Fees Public
1400-04 Parole Community Risk Assessment and Supervision of Offenders Public
1400-05 Parole-Response to Violations Public
1400-06 Parole-Detain and Arrest on Violation Public
1400-07 Parole Services-Preliminary Hearings Public
1400-08 Parole-GPS and Sobriety Monitoring Public
1400-09 Parole Absconder Management Public
1400-10 Offender Compassionate Parole Public
Legal Services
1500-01 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Public
1500-02 Offender Access to the Courts Public
1500-03 Legal-Service, Tracking and Dissemination of Legal Documents Public

Board of Pardons and Paroles Policies

Units Distribution
8.1.A.1 News Media and Cameras at Parole Board Hearings Board Public
8.1.A.2 Parole and Suspended Sentence Revocation Hearings Board Public
8.1.A.4 Parole Date Review Board Public
8.1.A.5 Parole Board Decisions and Setting of Next Review Dates Board Public
8.1.A.6 Code of Ethics Board Public
8.1.A.7 Early Discharges Board Public
8.1.A.8 Witholding Parole, Restitution Hearing, Compassionate Parole Board Public
8.1.A.9 Execuitve Clemency-Pardons Board Public
8.1.A.10 Executive Clemency-Commutations Board Public
8.1.A.11 Withholding of Parole Eligibility Board Public
8.1.A.13 Rescission of Parole Board Public
8.1.A.14 Evidence-based Practices Training Board Public
8.1.A.15 Suspended Sentence Status Report Board Public
8.1.A.16 Compassionate Parole Board Public