Maine Revised Statutes

§3604. Prisoners generally

1. Evaluation.  Before assignment to the Charleston Correctional Facility, prisoners must be evaluated for security status, program needs and emotional stability by the classification process approved by the Commissioner of Corrections.
[ 1989, c. 127, §11 (AMD) .]
2. Transferred prisoners.  All prisoners transferred to the Charleston Correctional Facility shall be detained and confined in accordance with the sentences of the court and the rules of the department.
[ 1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Education.  The director shall maintain suitable courses for academic and career and technical education of the prisoners.
A. The director shall maintain necessary equipment and employ suitable qualified instructors as necessary to carry out the objectives of the facility's programs. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
B. Before employing instructors in career and technical education, the director shall obtain the approval of the Department of Education. [1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §161 (AMD); 2005, c. 397, Pt. D, §3 (REV).]
[ 1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §161 (AMD); 2005, c. 397, Pt. D, §3 (REV) .]
4. Employment.  The commissioner may authorize the employment of prisoners of the Charleston Correctional Facility on public works with any department, agency or entity of the State, county or local government and may authorize the use of prisoners to provide assistance in the improvement of property owned by nonprofit organizations.
A. The commissioner shall promulgate such rules as he deems proper to ensure the care and treatment of the prisoners and the safe working conditions of prisoners and departmental employees. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
B. The purpose of the employment authorized in this subsection is to provide training to the prisoner and to be a form of public restitution for the crime or crimes committed by the prisoner. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
C. The prisoners employed under this subsection may not be compensated monetarily for the work performed. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
D. The commissioner may request that nonprofit organizations pay for the transportation of the prisoners and pay the per diem compensation of correctional officers or instructors who must accompany the prisoners or oversee the work to be performed. [1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW).]
[ 1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW) .]
5. Escape.  Any prisoner who escapes from the facility, or from any assignment beyond the grounds of the facility, is guilty of escape under Title 17-A, section 755.
[ 1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW) .]
1983, c. 459, §6 (NEW). 1989, c. 127, §11 (AMD). 1989, c. 700, §A161 (AMD). 2005, c. 397, §D3 (REV).