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INMATE HANDBOOK
CCA/Saguaro Correctional Facility
1250 E Arica Road
Eloy, AZ 85231
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 1
Table of Contents
Page 2
Administrative Staff
Page 3-4
Staff Duties/Descriptions
Page 4
Introduction
Page 5
General Rules & Procedures
Security Information/Count
Page 6
Types of Searches
Emergency Evacuation
Special Work Assignments
Facility Clothing Responsibility
Property Losses
Property
Page 7
Legal Mail
Correspondence/Letters
Page 8
Outgoing Mail/General
Telephone Procedures
Packages from approved vendors
Grievance Procedures
Page 9
Religious Items
Laundry Services
Commissary
Appliances
Meals
Page 10
Receiving/Sending out Funds
Indigent Status
Barber Services
Page 11
Work Program
Visitation/Video
Legal Visits
Inmate Programs
Recreation
Page 12
Medical Services
Page 13
Sick Call Procedures for inmates unable to write
Page 14
MRSA
Pill Call
Page 15
Drug/Intoxicant Testing
Disciplinary
Page 16-19
List of Offenses/Penalties
Page 19
Appeals process
Page 19
Criminal Misconduct
Page 20
Inmate Rights & Responsibilities
Page 21-26
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Page 27-29
Housing Rules & Regulations

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
TITLE

NAME

Warden

Mr. T. Thomas

Assistant Warden

Mr. J. Bradley

Assistant Warden

Mr. B. Griego

Chief of Security

Mr. M. Lopez

Assistant Chief of Security

Mr. S. Meiner

Chief of Unit Management

Mr. N Carrier

Classification Supervisor

Ms. C. Frappiea

Principal

Ms. K. Sell

Chaplain

Mr. C. Miller

Health Services Administrator

Ms. P. Sells

Business Manager

Ms. D. Baker

Grievance Coordinator

Mr. J. Valenzuela

Shift Supervisors

Mr. Guilin
Mr. Isen
Mr. Balderrama
Mr. Sanchez
Ms. Olson

STG Lt.

Mr. Kalani

Unit Managers

Mr. F. Garcia
Ms. B. Worden
Mr. T. Dobson
Mr. J. Henson
Mr. Keesling
Mr. Betrus

Food Service Manager

Mr. J. Johnson

Maintenance Supervisor

Mr. F. Lopez

Jobs Coordinator

Ms. Moss

Approved ______________________________________________________________
Warden’s Signature

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Executive Staff
Warden: He is the final authority on all matters with the facility. His decisions are based upon
guidelines established by CCA, Contracting authorities and sound correctional management. He is
responsible for the total operation and has delegated certain responsibilities and duties to his staff.
The Warden is vitally interested in the overall welfare of the individuals at CCA/SCC (both staff and
inmates). You may see him at various places throughout the facility, as he makes his daily rounds.
He makes rounds to meet with both staff and inmates. Please do not abuse this privilege. If you
have a legitimate complaint, address it with your Counselor, Case Manager, Unit Manager, Chief of
Unit Management or Security Supervisors before continuing with your request to the Warden.
Assistant Warden: They are primarily interested in the overall welfare of the individuals at
CCA/SCC (both staff and inmates). You may see them at various places around the facility, as they
make their daily tours. They are available to handle the matters that cannot be resolved by the
appropriate staff members. They should be the ones you consult your problems with before
approaching the Warden with formal complaints.
Chief of Security/Assistant Chief of Security: They are responsible for maintaining the security of
the institution and are in charge of correctional services.
Chief of Unit Management: He/she is responsible for the units and Inmate programming
opportunities. Programs include case management, classification, programs and jobs.
Classification Supervisor- She reviews all classification documentation.
Coordinator and Records Supervisor.

Supervises the Jobs

Shift Supervisor: They are responsible for the supervision of the administrative and operational
security activities on a specific shift.
Assistant Shift Supervisor: They assist the Shift Supervisor in the supervision of the administrative
and operational activities in a correctional facility.
Unit Managers: They are supervisors who work in the living units. They hire workers for their area
of responsibility as well as coordinate workers for the other departments such as Education,
Maintenance, Food Service, Medical Department, etc… The Unit Manager is also responsible for
bed/unit moves. They will help you with your “inmate requests” and answer your questions. The
Unit Manager will order and ensure hygiene items are handed out according to the posted schedule.
Your personal issues should be directed to the Unit Manager before it reaches Administrative staff.
Case Managers: They will help you with questions about your classification, custody, court hearings,
detainers, and pending transfers/releases. They will work closely with your arresting agencies and
the Courts to help answer your questions. Case Managers are charged with the responsibility of
keeping your records in order while you are at the Saguaro Correctional Center. Upon arrival, each
inmate will be interviewed to determine program needs, and develop a program plan.
Correctional Counselor: They come from a security background and has experience as a corrections
officer, is part of the unit team with the primary responsibility for resolving daily inmate issues
before they become significant matters, incidents or grievances.
Principal: She will help you with your educational programming needs. He/she will explain the
types of classes that are available both academic and vocational, and will help you register for classes.
Other programs supervised by the principal are Library and Law Library.
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Health Service Administrator: She is responsible for all matters pertaining to medical, dental, and
mental health care.
Clinical Health Supervisor:

She will assist the Health Service Administrator on medical care.

Food Service Manager: He is responsible for the ordering and proper preparation of food by the
staff. Inmate jobs are available, but inmates must be medically cleared before consideration for work.
Maintenance Supervisor: He and his staff construct, repair and maintain the entire facility.
Grievance Coordinator:
and procedures.

He administers the inmate grievance process in accordance with policy

Business Manager: She is responsible for all financial management for both institution and inmate
monies. The Business Manager supervisors both Commissary and Warehouse.
Commissary: They are responsible for assisting in operation of facility commissary.
Warehouse Manager:
operation.

He directs and coordinates the activities of the warehouse/commissary

Introduction
Saguaro Correctional Center (SCC) is a multi-level security facility owned by Corrections
Corporation of America (CCA). SCC is not a local, state or federal institution. It is a correctional
facility for Hawaiian State inmates. SCC does not have the power to release you, other than by
orders of the State of Hawaii or a court of competent jurisdiction. SCC provides a safe and secure
environment for Hawaiian inmates. The institution is located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix,
Arizona on State Highway 87 in Eloy, Arizona.
All housing units have a Unit Team (Unit Manger, Case Managers, Correctional Counselors and
Correctional Officers) to address legitimate inmate problems. The Correctional Officers assigned to
housing units are responsible for your safety, sanitation and security of the units as well as
enforcement of rules and regulations. Communication is encouraged. If you approach staff with a
legitimate problem they are expected to be responsive and if unable to provide an answer can
provide proper direction to address your issue.
Orientation is given to all Hawaiian inmates by SCC staff. If an inmate speaks another language
other than English or Spanish interpretive services will be provided. When orientation is complete
there is a question and answer period where any inmate may ask questions on a one-to-one basis.
The question period is also for the inmate that cannot read or write. Staff will make every effort to
ensure that all inmates fully understand the hand book.
General Rules and Procedures
Admittance: Upon entering the facility, you will be required to submit to a strip search and dress out
into a clean CCA uniform. A medical, dental and mental health screening will be conducted by
medical staff. You will also be provided with a picture ID. Privileges will be restricted if ID is altered

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or destroyed. All inmates must wear their ID badge on their shirt pocket with the picture showing at
all times when outside their assigned living area.
When you arrive in R&D for processing, a set of clothing, bedding, and hygiene items will be issued
to you. Medical staff and Unit Staff will each do an intake screening on you, while reviewing your
transfer information. This is done to identify your medical needs and concerns, and to ensure proper
classification. Your Unit Team will issue up to three stamped envelopes to you as long as you are
considered “indigent status”. In order to be considered indigent, you must have had $3.00 or less for
a period of 30 days.
During the booking process, SCC employees will attempt to obtain specific information about you in
order to ensure that your entry into SCC is adequately documented. All personal property and
valuables that you bring with you to this facility will be inventoried and accounted for on a Personal
Property form. Those items, which you cannot take with you to your assigned living are, will be
locked in the property room for thirty days. You will be required to send your property home within
that time frame or it will be considered abandoned and must be destroyed or donated by the facility.
SCC is designated a tobacco-free environment for all inmates, visitors and staff.
Basic Responsibilities: It is the policy of this facility to treat inmates with dignity and respect while
maintaining a safe and secure environment. It is expected that staff will receive your full cooperation
while you are in this facility. Obey all safety, security and sanitation rules and policies and
procedures. Obey all orders as given by staff members. Respect staff and other inmates at all times.
Keep yourself, your clothing and living area clean at all times. This handbook will provide specific
rules and regulations, which inmates will be expected to follow and comply with. It also provides
general information about the operational aspects of the facility. Inmates will be held accountable for
their conduct while housed at this facility; therefore it is the inmate’s responsibility to become
familiar with the contents of this handbook. It is impossible, however, to cover every possible
situation in this handbook and occasionally changes will be necessary. Any policy or rule changes
that might affect you will be posted in your assigned living area.
This facility does not tolerate discrimination. Discrimination based on race, sex, national origin,
religion or disability will result in disciplinary action.
Security Information/Count: In order to maintain proper accountability of inmates at this facility,
official counts are conducted. It is your responsibility to be ready for count when the time nears.
Count is important and necessary to the security of the facility. Should you delay or disrupt the
count, you will be subject to disciplinary action. Staff has been instructed to count a body only if they
see exposed skin. Therefore, to avoid disruption to your sleep, ensure that you expose some portion
of your body during count. When the officer announces “count” you must: *Stop what you are
doing and go directly to your assigned cell with all your personal property. The officer will instruct
you to either sit on the bed or stand next to it.
Standing Count Procedures: During a standing count you need to be standing at your cell door with
your ID card.
Frequent, unannounced searches of inmates, cells and other areas of the facility are conducted as
often as necessary to promote the safety and security of the facility. Searches are conducted to detect
and prevent the introduction of contraband, to recover missing or stolen property and to prevent
escapes and other disturbances. Searches are to be conducted in a manner, which avoids unnecessary
force or embarrassment to the inmate. The inmate’s presence during the search is not required.
Refusal to submit to a search of your body, belongings or living area when requested by a facility
employee is a major offense. Contraband is any item or items possessed by an inmate or found
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within the facility which are not issued, sold in commissary, approved by the Warden or authorized
by written facility policy. If any contraband is found disciplinary action may be taken.
Shakedown: A physical or a visual search of a specific area of the facility.
Emergency-Evacuation: Per local, state and federal laws, the facility is required to perform practice
evacuation drills. These drills are not designed to inconvenience you, but rather to ensure that you
know where the exits are located in cases of actual danger such as fire, gas leak or other dangers.
From time to time you will be required to participate in drills to allow you to have a better
understanding of what can transpire during an actual emergency. Fire exit diagrams are posted
throughout all buildings. If a fire or other emergency in the living area occur, notify the officer
assigned to your housing area immediately. Follow his/her instructions quickly and calmly.
Special Work Assignments: Inmates will be provided special clothing for food service and
maintenance and any other special work assignments/details, to include work boots and gloves.
Facility Clothing Responsibility: You are responsible for keeping CCA/SCC issued clothing, in your
possession, cleaned and maintained in good condition. To exchange clothing, you must return the
item you wish to exchange by submitting an “Inmate Request” to your Unit Team who will set up the
appointment for any exchanges. All exchanges will be one for one exchange.
Depletion Process: Property loss claims will be determined upon reflection of value of approved
article claimed lost or stolen. To find the property loss limit, please refer to CCA/SCC policy 14-6
available to all inmates in the law library. Total losses will not exceed $200.00 (two hundred dollars).
Property: After your arrival at CCA/SCC and housing assignment has been given, your allowable in
cell property will be issued along with CCA/SCC issued property. You will have the option of
mailing out, donating or destroying all property that is not approved by the SCC allowable property
list. You are responsible for the safety and security of the property that you have kept. CCA/SCC
will not be responsible for any lost or stolen property. A list of allowable, non-CCA issued, in-cell
property will be available for all residents to view in CCA/SCC policy, which is available in your
unit, with your Unit Team or posted on your dayroom housing bulletin board. A list of approved
property that may be retained in the living area will be made available by your Unit Manager and
updated as needed. This list will be posted in the pods.
Facility Issued Clothing

Total

I.D. Card
Pair of Pants
Shirts
Canvas shoes (pr.)
Towel
Socks (pr.)
Pillow Case
Wash cloth
Bed Sheets
Blankets
Shower Shoes (pr.)
Under shorts
T-shirts

1
3
3
1
1
5
1
1
2
1
1
5
5

Personal clothing (sweats, undershirts, shorts) will be solid gray or white only. No other colors,
stripes, designs, logos, zippers, or personal graffiti are allowed.
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Inmates transferred from other CCA facilities may not retain “Grandfathered” items. Inmates will be
allowed to keep items which are approved according to the SCC approved property and commissary
list, and must show proper inventory/documentation which proves ownership.
Any item in your possession, which has been altered or not been issued or approved for retention
through regular channels will be considered “contraband” and will be confiscated-no exceptions.
Legal Mail: Legal and special mail from government officials, attorneys, and other agencies may be
opened and checked for contraband only in your presence. The envelope must be marked “Legal
Mail/Material” and must be marked by sender with proper seal or identification information. It
must be properly addressed as shown in this handbook. Mail not properly marked and addressed
will be returned to sender. Mail marked “Legal Mail” and found to be other than legal mail could
lead to closer consideration in the future and could result in disciplinary actions.
EXAMPLE
John Doe, Attorney at Law
11111 one way
One Way, USA 11111

LEGAL MAIL
Inmate John Doe A000000
1252 E. Arica Rd
Eloy, Arizona 85231

Correspondence/Letters: Authorized staff has the authority to open all general correspondence
before it is delivered to you in order to check for contraband. If you choose not to have your general
correspondence opened before it is delivered to you, it will be returned unopened to the sender.
All incoming mail will be processed within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt, with the exception of
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. You must inform your family and friends of the proper way to
address your mail so it can be delivered. If the address is improper or incomplete, it will be returned
unopened. Correspondence with any staff member is strictly prohibited. Correspondence with
former staff requires the prior approval of the Warden. Whenever an item is received that cannot be
searched or examined without destruction or alteration i.e.: electronic musical greeting cards, padded
cards, double faced Polaroid photos, etc.), it will be returned to sender at your expense. Facility will
not accept deliveries from FedEx, UPS etc.
Outgoing Mail/General: All outgoing mail must be left open and placed in the mailbox, which will
be located next to the dining hall.
Telephone Procedures: All non legal telephone calls will be subject to monitoring. You must submit
a list of phone numbers to be added to your approved phone list. This list may be updated every six
months. Three-way calling is prohibited; violation can result in the phone number being restricted.
Packages from approved vendors: A list of approved vendors will be provided by your Unit Team.
Requests to receive packages must be submitted to a member of your Unit Team and approved by
Chief of Security and/or Chief of Unit Management. Packages not approved in advance will be
returned to the sender at your expense. No items will be accepted from home.
Grievance Procedures: Inmates will attempt to resolve problems informally, prior to filing a
grievance. Formal Grievance forms can be obtained from your Unit Manager or Grievance Officer
ONLY. Inmates are provided timely, fair and decisive grievance responses to complaints which may
otherwise cause an unnecessary burden on the courts. No harassment, punishment, or disciplinary
action will result to an inmate who seeks resolution of legitimate complaints in good faith. However,
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if an inmate demonstrates a pattern of abuse of the grievance system, resulting in unnecessary
burdens at the expense of legitimate complaints, grievances may be limited by the Warden/Designee
per policy.
SCC has an informal resolution process in place. Inmates are required to utilize the informal
resolution process, through the Unit Team, concerning questions, disputes or complaints prior to the
submission of a formal grievance. If an inmate does not receive resolution in the informal process, he
may file a grievance and must document on the grievance that an informal resolution was attempted.
An informal grievance form is available from any CCA staff member. A formal grievance will not be
issued without first having filled out an informal form the only exception to this would be if you
have an “Emergency Grievance”. An emergency grievance is one that places the complainant at risk
of personal injury or irreparable harm. Furthermore, grievances are considered special
correspondence if placed in a sealed envelope and labeled “Grievance” and addressed to the facility
grievance officer, it will not be opened for inspection unless there is reasonable suspicion to believe
the sealed envelope contains contraband.
Non-Grievable Matters
-State and Federal court decisions
-State and Federal laws and regulations
-Final decisions on grievances
-Contracting agency policies, procedures, decisions or matters
-Disciplinary hearings or appeals
-Classification (must utilize the appeal process)
-Property Claims (must use the appeal process)
If you do wish to pursue a formal complaint, it is important that the procedures outlined below be
followed in order to ensure that your grievance is promptly addressed. Grievances filed improperly
may be returned without being reviewed. You shall never be subjected to retaliation, reprisal or
harassment for use of or participation in the grievance procedure. The Warden will promptly and
thoroughly investigate any allegations of this nature. Formal Grievance forms are available from
your Unit Manager or Grievance Officer ONLY.

Procedure: The grievance form must be completed within seven (7) days of the alleged incident and
placed in the box labeled for grievances located at the entrance to the dining hall.
-Within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the grievance, the Grievance Officer will conduct an
investigation of the grievance and render a written response to the inmate. Upon proper notice to the
grievant, the time limitation may be extended up to an additional 30 days to allow for a more
complete investigation of the claims contained in the grievance.
-If the inmate wishes to appeal the response, he has five (5) days to complete the section in the
grievance form which requests that you “State Reasons for Appeal” and place it in the grievance box.
-Within fifteen (15) days of receipt, the Warden will render a written decision on the grievance
appeal. The decision of the Warden is final and terminates the inmate grievance procedure.
Religious Items: You will be permitted to retain one (1) religious medallion (approved by Chaplain)
and chain, with no stones, valued at not more than $50.00. You may not receive these items from
home or your church. Personal religious property may be purchased only from Commissary stock or
from a Chaplain-approved catalogue using the proper form and with prior approval from your Unit
Manager. Pending final approval by the Chief of Security or Chief of Unit Management.

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Approved, Religious headwear, will only be permitted to be worn during religious ceremonies in the
designated area or in cells. Other requests must be submitted to the Assistant Warden Programs.
Laundry Services: SCC has centralized laundry services. The schedule will fit the 24-hour building
schedule so that everyone will have the opportunity to have their clothes and bedding washed. It
will be your responsibility to make sure that the laundry bag does not open during the washing cycle.
If two or more bags open in the machine during the laundering procedure, the inmates assigned to
the empty bags will be brought in and the clothes will have to be identified. A Laundry schedule will
be posted in your unit.
Commissary: The commissary provides a wide choice of food and personal use items. A schedule
and the weekly spending limits will be posted in all of the housing areas. Excess property purchased
from commissary that cannot be stored properly will be considered contraband.
Appliances: Appliances that are authorized on the allowable in-cell property list will remain in your
cells at all times. They will not be brought to recreation or to work for any reason. They will remain
in possession of the owner at all times and will not be loaned out for any reason. The appliances will
be engraved with the owner’s name and number.
If this procedure is not strictly adhered to, the appliances will be confiscated and dealt with according
to CCA/SCC confiscated property policy.
Meals: Meals are served three (3) times a day. Each meal will be prepared in accordance with
established health standards and meet daily nutritional requirements. Medical diets must be
approved by the Health Services Unit and religious diets by the Chaplain. It is not permissible to
remove any food and take it into your sleeping area. Horseplay is not permitted in the serving line.
Be advised each inmate is given one (1) tray per meal. Do not attempt to take an extra tray. To do so
will result in disciplinary action. You will enter the Dining Hall single file and first pick up your
beverage at the beverage bar. Then you will pick up your tray and proceed to the rice bar (the rice bar
is available at the evening meal only). Once you have been seated you cannot return to the rice bar or
beverage bar. All items such as cups, condiments and eating utensils will be provided for you at each
meal. Do not bring any of these items with you.
Receiving/Sending Out of Funds: All money orders will be deposited through a bank processing
center instead of this facility. Family and friends must send money orders separate from all
correspondence to the processing center. The processing center will NOT forward or return any
letters, cards, and/or packages sent with a money order.
All money orders must be sent in an envelope that contains ALL of the information shown on the
sample envelope below as the information appears on your Inmate ID Card. If the envelope does not
contain ALL of this information, processing your deposit may be delayed.

*Personal checks and cash are not accepted.
First & Last Name
Return Address
CCA INMATE TRUST
Inmate First & Last Name (as it appears on your ID card)
Inmate Commissary Number __ _ _ _ _ _
FACILITY: SUARO
P.O. Box 933488
Atlanta, GA 31193-3488

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Further instructions can be obtained through unit teams.
Indigent Status
You are considered to be on indigent status if your account has a balance of $3.00 or less for a period
of 30 days.
Barber Services: Free barber service is available in each Unit. Barber schedules will be posted in each
unit.
Dress-Laundry-Barber
Inmates are required to keep themselves clean by showering regularly, wear proper
clothing/footwear during all activities and maintain a proper appearance. Upon entry you will be
issued three. (3) clean CCA uniforms, five (5) underwear and five (5) pair of socks. They will be in
good condition and you are expected to keep them that way. A mattress, pillow and clean linen are
provided to include two (2) sheets and one (1) each; towel, wash cloth, pillowcase and blanket. You
will be held accountable for clothing and bedding assigned to you. Laundry services will be available
five (5) days a week. You will be issued (1) laundry bag for your clothing to be sent to the laundry.
The laundry schedule is posted in your assigned living area. Clothing exchange shall be provided
annually on a scheduled basis.
Barber services are available in your unit. Schedules are posted in your living area. All issued
clothing shall be worn only as specified below. These requirements are essential to ensure
compliance of safety and security:
-clothing must be clean and untorn.
-under garments may only be worn without outer garments only while inside the sleeping quarters
or showers. No exceptions.
-shower shoes may be worn only inside the housing pod.
-shoes will be worn at all times when outside the housing pods. Hat/ball caps may be worn outside
the living unit if they are purchased through the commissary. The chaplain must approve religious
headgear. It may only be worn at in cell religious services or going to and from religious services.
Other than recreation-inmates will wear a complete uniform (shirt, pants, shoes and ID) at all times
while outside the housing unit. This includes the serving line, medical, court, religious services and
all visitations.
Work Program: Work is encouraged in all Departments. If you wish to work in a specific department
or field, contact your Jobs Coordinator/Unit Team.
Video Visitation: Please have your family contact the Mainland Branch to schedule video visitation.
Visitation: Visitation for general population inmates will take place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and
Monday. Wednesday is reserved for Special Management Inmates (Segregation, SHIP and P.C.) If
you wish to have visitors, it is your responsibility to meet with your Unit Team and have your visitor
approved. If your visitor is not on your approved visitation list, your visitor will not be allowed into
the facility. CCA/SCC reserves the right to deny any visitors that may cause a threat to the security
or orderly operation of the facility.
No jewelry or any personal property will be allowed into the visitation area. Full khakis must be
worn at all times. CCA/SCC reserves the right to suspend or cancel visitation for any reason.
Visitation rules, regulations and procedures are available to all inmates/visitors. Special visit
requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis and will only be for immediate family. Upon
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showing need due to distance traveled, etc. requests must be submitted to your Unit Team at a
minimum of 15 (fifteen) days in advance.

SCC will not accept cash, checks or money orders at visitation. Please instruct family
members to send money orders using the lockbox procedures

Facility Address and Directions
1250 E Arica Rd. Eloy, Arizona 85231
Directions to the facility from the Phoenix area are as follows: Take I-10 south towards Tucson and
exit on 211B. Travel east on Hwy 87 approximately 4 miles. The facility will be on your left.
Directions to the facility from Tucson area are as follows: Take I-10 North towards Phoenix and
exit on 211. Travel east on Hwy 87 approximately 4 miles. The facility will be on your left.
Legal Visits: Your attorney is required to contact the Mainland Branch Office @ 808-837-8020 in
order to set up any attorney telephone calls. You will need to meet with your Unit Team in order to
arrange an attorney visit.
Inmate Programs: SCC is a program-intensive facility, providing comprehensive programs that
emphasize counseling, substance abuse treatment, education and vocational opportunities to prepare
inmates for a successful re-entry into society. This facility shall support academic development
through Adult Basic Education (ABE) program and GED testing. Inmates will be able to participate
in a wide range of religious and recreational activities and programs sponsored by SCC staff and
local volunteers. SCC will provide Level 2 and 3 Substance abuse treatment, life skills and various
vocational programs. To participate in programs please send an inmate request form to the
principal.
SCC provides a residential substance abuse treatment program in the form of a Therapeutic
Community for prisoners who need this intense level of addictions treatment along with a residential
Faith Based program.
Recreation: Recreation is a large part of Programming at CCA/SCC. Our inmates at SCC participate
in recreational activities (7) days a week. All inmates are randomly pat-searched before and after
their recreation period. Weight Lifting, basketball and jogging are some of the activities available to
the inmate population on a daily basis. The recreation schedule is posted in every pod. Special
events for recreation are posted in each pod, along with a sign-up roster. Our recreation department
will be productive, safe and one that considers our inmates’ heritage and various backgrounds.
Walkman radios with headphones may be worn while on Recreation Yards. Inmates will not be
allowed to take personal cups or water bottles on Recreation Yards. No appliances or shower shoes
will be allowed.

MEDICAL SERVICES
Health Services: Full-time and contract health care professional are employed by the institution to
provide a full range of comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical services
are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A clinic is operated for sick call, scheduled
appointments, and emergencies. An observation bed is available for in-patient care as needed.
Should you require service at a hospital, you will go to the nearest hospital.
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All newly admitted inmates will receive a physical as part of the intake/reception process. Inmates
who refuse to allow the intake physical will not be classified into general population for health and
safety reasons.
Medical offers testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. Put in a medical request if you would like this test.
Special diets are offered if it is medically necessary.
All inmates will be tested yearly for TB either by a skin test or by a chest X-ray.
Initial visits and equipment will cost $3.00 as per Hawaii policy “Inmate Medical Co-payment Plan”.
Access to Care:
Sick Call:
Sick Call = 7 days/week
Doctor Services = 5 days/week
Dental Services = 4 days/week
Psychologist = 5 days/week
Emergencies = will be handled as the need arises, at any time.
To obtain an appointment to see a medical, dental, or mental health provider you must fill out an
inmate sick call request form, which is available in the housing unit. Fill the form out completely
and be very specific about your request. This will ensure prompt response to the request. Your
signature is required on the sick call form. Place the completed sick call request form in the sick call
box located in the housing unit. Medical staff collects these daily. You will receive your sick call
form back with a response and/or a separate appointment slip.
You must have your appointment slip and ID with you at the time of your appointment or you will
be sent back to your housing unit to get it. You will be sent an appointment slip with the time and
date for the Doctor and Dental or Psych Appointments. If you are late for your appointment, your
appointment can be canceled and you will have to resubmit an Inmate Sick Call form to be
rescheduled. If you do not show up for a scheduled appointment you will be called to medical to
sign a refusal form. It is your responsibility to ask to reschedule your appointment time. **You will
be charged for any missed appointment.
Inmates who are not sick or in need of sick call services, but want to request an appointment, must
complete and submit an Inmate Medical Request to the Health Service Department. The request
should be specific about why an appointment is needed, as it will assist the Health Service staff in
scheduling the appointment with the correct health services provider.
Sick call and medication schedules are posted in each housing unit. Medical request forms are
available in the housing unit
Sick Call Procedure for Inmate Unable to Write:
Any inmate desiring medical treatment will seek help in the following manner:
1.
2.
3.

Report to a security officer and explain that they are unable to read or write English or Spanish
and needs assistance.
The officer will obtain a sick call request slip and fill out the following: a) Inmate’s name
b)Inmate’s number c) Housing assignment d)Write “HELP” on the form
The officer will then sign the form.
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4.
5.

Immediately the inmate places the request in the sick call box.
Medical personnel, upon reviewing the request slip will schedule the request on the Nurse Sick
call line for evaluation.
******For confidentiality reasons, security will not ask the inmate the nature of their problem*****
Sick call is conducted seven days per week, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. If an
inmate’s custody status precludes his attendance at sick call, arrangements will be made to provide
sick call services in the inmate’s housing unit.
The system separates daily sick calls from scheduled medical appointments. It allows inmates who
need appointments to be scheduled in a timely manner with the appropriate provider. The system
also allows for emergency care.
In case of a medical emergency, notify the staff member assigned to your housing area. He/she will
ensure that the medical personnel are immediately notified and appropriate medical attention is
provided ASAP.
Pill Call: Only medication that you receive on a routine basis will be dispensed during pill call. If
you have a prescription as needed or pain medication that has been ordered by the physician for you,
contact the unit officer or area supervisor if you are not in your housing unit.
If you are prescribed an over the counter medication that comes in bulk form, you will have to come
to pill call at the prescribed times for this medication
Keep on Property (KOP) medication is given out at the a.m. pill call for inmates that last name starts
with A – L, inmates whose last name starts with M-Z need to come to the p.m. pill call to receive their
KOP medication. Make sure you bring the empty card or tube to exchange with you to pill call. You
will have to sign for the new medication when you pick it up.
You are only allowed one month’s supply of each medication in your possession. When you have
taken all the pills up to the last row that is marked in blue, it is your responsibility to notify medical
that you will need a refill.
The inmates will be fully dressed with shoes, will have their I.D. badges. If you do not have your I.D.
badge with you or if it has been damaged you will not receive your medication. Make sure that you
get with your Case Manager to receive a new badge.
A visual search of mouth and hands will be conducted after you have swallowed the medicine.
Upon instruction from the officer, you will return to your housing unit.
The exact times may vary slightly. Pill call is completed twice daily at the breakfast meal around
5:00am and the evening meal around 5:00pm. It is the inmate’s responsibility to be alert for
instructions from the housing unit officer concerning the pill call.
If you miss your scheduled pill call time due to a court appearance or other staff mandated reasons,
you may request your medicine as soon as you are available to take it. However, inmates may not
substitute one schedule pill call for another.
If you are on an anti-psychotic, HIV, Hepatitis, TB, or seizure medication you will be called down
after each missed pill call to either take the medication or sign a refusal.

Tips in How to Stay Disease Free
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THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO KEEP FROM SPREADING DISEASE IS TO WASH YOUR HANDS. I
know your mom told you this everyday, and hey guess what? IT WORKS! With all our technology
and knowledge washing your hands AFTER GOING TO THE BATHROOM, eating, working,
sneezing, coughing, scratching, etc. is still the best way to NOT spread disease. If someone with a
cold sneezes on their hand and grabs a door knob, and you walk up and grab the same door knob
and rub your eyes or pick your nose guess what? You’ve just caught their cold.
All kinds of organisms, such as, bacteria, parasites (lice, crabs, worms, etc) and viruses can cause
disease. The main one we worry about today are viruses because the medicines we have for viruses
don’t normally seem to work as well as medications for parasites and bacteria. It’s like the old
saying, “if you have a cold and let it heal on it’s own it will last about two weeks, but if you take
medicine it will only last for 14 days”.
The main viruses we worry about are HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus-the virus that causes
AIDS) and viral Hepatitis. HIV-this virus is very dangerous because it attacks the cells that fight
infections. If enough of these cells are destroyed then our bodies cannot fight off any disease, even a
cold. This virus is most generally transmitted through sexual contact or direct exposure to another
person’s blood or other body fluids. THIS IS NOT A HOMOSEXUAL DISEASE. Having sex with a
person of EITHER SEX or SHARING A NEEDLE with a person that is infected can spread the virus.
If you become infected with HIV you will experience a short flu like illness including nausea,
vomiting, fatigue, etc. that will normally resolve quickly. After the disease has established itself and
done damage to your immune system then you won’t be able to fight off infection of any kind.

MRSA: Staph is a type of bacteria. It may cause skin infections that look like pimples or boils. Skin
infections caused by Staph may be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage. Anyone can
get a Staph infection.
•
•
•
•

Wash your hands often.
Report to Medical any open cuts or sores, especially if they do not heal.
Keep your cuts and scrapes clean by washing with soap and water and cover them with
bandages
Do not touch other people's cuts or bandages

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Do not share personal items like towels or razors.
Drug/Intoxicant Testing

This facility operates a drug/intoxicant testing program that includes the following; when facility
staff has a reasonable suspicion that an inmate has used drugs/intoxicants; when the inmate is found
to be in possession of suspected drugs/intoxicants, or when suspected drug/intoxicants are detected
or found in an area controlled, occupied or inhabited by the inmate; when the inmate is observed to
be in possession of/or using drugs/intoxicants, but facility staff are unable to obtain a sample of the
substance; and on a random basis. A random testing program will not be used for the purpose or
have the effect of harassing or intimidating any inmate or group of inmates. If the inmate refuses to
submit, he will be informed that to do so will result in a disciplinary report for refusal to submit to
drug or intoxicant test. If the inmate is unable or unwilling to provide a urine specimen immediately,
he is to be detained until he is able to provide a urine specimen. Staff will offer the inmate water to
drink. Inmates unable to provide a urine specimen within two (2) hours of being ordered to do so are
to be considered as refusing to submit to a urine specimen and charged with a disciplinary infraction.
If a test result is positive a disciplinary report for unauthorized use of drugs or intoxicants will be
issued.
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Disciplinary Offences
MINOR OFFENSES
1.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Behavior such as loud talking or yelling,
pushing, which creates a disturbance and/or disrupts the orderly running of
the facility.

2.

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE: Not having a clean
body and clothes.

3.

POSSESSION OF GAMBLING PARAPHERNALIA: Having in one's
control, items for use in operating or acting in any game of chance involving
betting or wagering of goods or other valuables.

4.

PRESENT IN AN UNAUTHORIZED AREA: Being in an area that is
designated through verbal, written or posted orders as "off limits" to a
specific inmate or inmates in general.

5.

SELF-MUTILATION: Inflecting injury on one's self. For example, cutting on
one's own body or tattooing.

6.

SMOKING IN RESTRICTED AREA OR AT A RESTRICTED TIME:
Smoking of any form in an area or at a time designated verbally or through
written post orders as a no smoking area.

7.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCE FROM PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Being away
without authorization from an appropriate supervisor, from the place of
assignment such as dorm, work area, recreation area, infirmary, etc.

8.

UNSANITARY AND DISORDERLY HOUSING CONDITIONS: Not
keeping a clean, neat living area. The area should be kept in a manner so
that all possessions are stored in an organized manner in areas designated
for such. The area should be free from dirt and clutter.

9.

USE OF VULGAR, ABUSIVE OR OBSCENE LANGUAGE: Use of words
and/or phrases that are vulgar, abusive or obscene.
MAJOR OFFENSES

1.

ARSON: Starting or causing to be started a fire, which could or does cause
damage to person(s) or property.

2.

ASSAULT: An attack upon the body of another person. This includes rape.

3.

ATTEMPT/CONSPIRACY: This is an offense for inmates who do not
actually commit the offense but participate in the following ways:

4.

a.

Attempts to commit the offense;

b.

Solicit another or others to commit the offense;

c.

conspires with another or others to commit the offense;

d.

facilitate the action of another or others in committing the offense.

COUNTERFEITING,
REPRODUCTION:

FORGERY
OR
UNAUTHORIZED
counterfeiting, forging or reproducing without
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approval, any document, article, identification, money, security or official
paper.
5.

DEATH OF ANY PERSON: Any act of which the end result is the death of
any person including inmates, staff or civilians.

6.

DESTRUCTION, ALTERATION OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY:
Destroying, changing or hurting property of CCA or any other person.

7.

DETAINING A PERSON AGAINST HIS WILL: Keeping a person in or
removing from an area without the agreement of the person who is being
kept or removed. Example: Taking of hostages.

8.

ESCAPE: Leaving the grounds of an institution or from the custody of an
employee outside the facility without permission or failure to return from a
furlough or pass.

9.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW VERBAL OR POSTED RULES AND/OR
ORDERS: Not following specific rules and/or orders which have been
designated for the clean, safe, orderly operation of the facility of which the
inmates have been told of in advance through posting or verbally by an
employee of the facility or person who has charge of the inmate at the time.
This includes failure to follow the facility procedures for taking count.

10.

FIGHTING: Engaging in physical conflict with another person.

11.

GAMBLING: Operating or acting in any game of chance involving betting
or waging of goods or other valuables; or possess gambling paraphernalia.

12.

HINDERING AN EMPLOYEE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES:
Acting in such a way to interrupt an employee during his work time such as
causing delays, giving false information.

13.

INSURRECTION: Participation or encouraging others to participate in
unauthorized activity such as rioting or a work stoppage.

14.

POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND: Having in one's control any item
which has not been approved by the facility including weapons or any item
which has been altered for use as a weapon, intoxicants, drug paraphernalia.

15.

POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY: Having in one's control any item,
which is stolen from any other person.

16.

REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A DRUG OR INTOXICANT TEST: Not giving
a urine sample for use in testing for drug usage or refusing to submit to a
breathalyzer.

17.

REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A SEARCH: To refuse to allow a search of your
body, belongings or living area when requested by a facility employee.

18.

REFUSAL TO WORK: When a person refuses to perform an assigned job.

19.

REPEATED VIOLATION OF MINOR RULES: Obtaining three or more
minor rule violations within a 30 day period, said 30 day period starting
from the date the first minor rule violation occurs and ending on the 30th
day after that date.

20.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: This includes, but is not limited to, the following
acts:
a.

Taking part in sex act(s) where all parties agree to take part.
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b.

Exposing the genitals or buttocks to an employee or visitor.

c.

Masturbation where an employee, visitor or other inmate can see the
act.

21.

THEFT: Unauthorized taking of something that belongs to someone else.

22.

THREATENING ANOTHER WITH HARM:
actions or words, that harm will come to him.

23.

UNAUTHORIZED RECEIPT OF ANY ITEM OF VALUE: Receiving an
item that has any value through false pretenses, threats or stealing.

24.

UNAUTHORIZED SALE, TRANSFER OR RECEIPT OF PROPERTY: Any
unauthorized sale or giving to another person or receipt from another
persons any belongings or property.

25.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF DRUGS OR INTOXICANTS: Use of any drug
or intoxicants, which has not been prescribed or approved for the inmate to
use.

26.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MAIL OR TELEPHONE: Using the mail or
telephone to commit fraud, theft or against posted times and uses.

27.

VIOLATION OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW: Any act,
though not specifically listed in this policy, that would be either a felony or
misdemeanor under federal laws or under the state laws in which the inmate
is housed will constitute a major or minor violation.

Telling someone, through

PENALTIES
1.

MINOR OFFENSES

The Disciplinary Board or Hearing Officer may impose up to two (2) of the
below listed penalties after a determination of guilt on a minor offense:
a.

Reprimand, written or verbal;

b.

Living area restriction for a maximum of 15 days;

c.

Loss of one of the following privileges for a maximum of 30 days

d.

-

Canteen

-

Special activities

-

Work program (where applicable)

Extra duty up to four (4) hours
2.

MAJOR OFFENSES

The Disciplinary Officer or Board may impose up to two (2) of the following
penalties for a major offense:
a.

Any penalty which may be imposed for a minor offense;

b.

Extra duty up to eight (8) hours

c.

Restitution

d.

Cell or dorm restriction for a maximum of 15 days;
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e.

Loss of accumulated good conduct time, where applicable;

f.

1-30 days Disciplinary Segregation per offense, a maximum of 60
days for all offenses arising from one incident. Confinement past 30
days requires review and approval of the Facility Administrator;

g.

Parole rescission or retardation, where applicable.
Appeals

An inmate may appeal the decision of the disciplinary officer to the Warden. The time guidelines are
as follows:
-the inmate is to be advised of their right to appeal the decision of the disciplinary officer at the time
they are provided the decision. The inmate has up to fifteen (15) days within receipt of the decision
to file an appeal.
-the Warden is to respond to the appeal in writing affirming or reversing the decision with fifteen (15)
days of the appeal.
The Warden is to review the disciplinary report to determine:
• -that there was compliance with the procedures set out in policy.
• -that there was sufficient evidence for finding of guilty.
• -that the penalty imposed was appropriate to the rule violation.
The Warden, after review may:
• -concur with the findings and penalty.
• -void the report.
• -decrease punishment.
• -send back for a new hearing to correct any error in procedure, but not for an increase in
punishment
• -in no case will the Warden make a finding or impose a penalty that increases the category of
the offenses or penalties.
Expungement: If an inmate is found not guilty of an offense, major or minor, either after the hearing
or the appeal, all reference to that offense will be removed from their file.
Criminal Misconduct: If the designated supervisor reviewing the report or disciplinary officer thinks
the conduct for which the inmate is being disciplined is a crime, they will notify the Warden who will
contact the appropriate law enforcement agency. Any disciplinary hearing for this alleged offense
will be conducted following the procedure set out herein and the inmate will be advised that they
have the right to remain silent in the hearing and that anything they say during the course of the
disciplinary hearing may be used against them in any subsequent criminal proceeding.
Inmate Rights and Responsibilities
You have the right to:
-expect that as a being you will be treated impartially and fairly by all personnel
-be informed of the rules, procedures and schedules concerning the operation of the institution
-freedom of religious affiliation and voluntary religious worship
-health care which includes nutritious meals, proper bedding and clothing and a laundry schedule
for cleanliness of the same, an opportunity to shower regularly, proper ventilation for warmth and
fresh air, a regular exercise period, toilet articles and medical, mental and dental treatment
-visit and correspond with family members, members of the news media and in keeping with the
State of Hawaiian rules and facility guidelines
-unrestricted and confidential access to the courts by correspondence on matters such as the legality
of your conviction, civil matters, pending criminal cases and conditions of your imprisonment
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-legal counsel from an attorney of your choice by interviews and correspondence
-participate in the use of the law library reference materials to assist you in resolving legal problems
-receive help when it is available through a legal assistance program
You have the responsibility to:
-treat others, both employees and inmates in the same manner
-know and abide by the rules, procedures and schedules concerning the operation of the facility
-recognize and respect the rights of others religious affiliation and worship
-not to waste food, to follow the laundry schedule, to maintain neat and clean living quarters, to keep
your area free from contraband and to seek medical care as you may need it
-conduct yourself properly during visits, not to accept or pass contraband and not to violate the law,
Hawaiian or facility guidelines through your correspondence
-present honestly and fairly your petitions, questions and problems to the Court
-use the services of an attorney honestly and fairly
-use the law library and its resources in keeping with the procedures and schedule prescribed and to
respect the rights of the use of the materials and assistance

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PREA/Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Handbook
SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE
HANDBOOK
Maintain Your Rights
and
Your Dignity
PREA THE LAW:
PREA supports the elimination, reduction and prevention of sexual assault and rape within
correctional systems. PREA applies to all federal, state and local prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private
facilities and community settings such as residential facilities.
Section 10 of the Prison Rape Elimination act define the term rape as:
“…the carnal knowledge, oral sodomy, sexual assault with an object, or sexual fondling of a
person, forcibly or against that persons will; or not forcibly or against that persons will, where the
victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or temporary or permanent mental
or physical incapacity; or…the carnal knowledge, oral sodomy, sexual assault with an object, or
sexual fondling of a person achieved through the exploitation of the fear or the threat of physical
violence or bodily injury.
What sexual acts are forbidden?
The following sexual acts are forbidden at Saguaro Correctional Center:
Disruption – Violence
Rape or forcible sexual act
Example: Rape is defined as the penetration, however slight, of the oral, vaginal or anal opening for
the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse when the victim is incapable through any
unsoundness of mind, whether temporary or permanent of giving consent; the victim resists but
resistance is overcome by force or violence; where the victim is prevented from resistance by threats
of immediate and great bodily harm, accompanied by apparent power of execution; where the victim
is prevented from resistance by the use of any intoxicating, narcotic or anesthetic substance
administered by or with the privities of the accused; or where the victim is at the time unconscious of
the nature of the act.
Sexual Activity
Engaging in sexual activity with another person.
Example: Has active or passive contact or fondling between his/her genitals, hand(s), mouth,
buttocks, anus, breast and the genitals; hands, mouth, buttocks, anus, or breast of another person
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who expressly or impliedly consents to the accused offender’s conduct. Contact can be with or
without clothing being worn by one or both parties.
Bestiality
Example: Any sexual contact with an animal.
Indecent exposure
Example: Every person who willfully and lewdly either: exposes his or her genitals in any public
place, or in any place where there is present another person or persons who are offended or annoyed
thereby; or procures, counsels, or assists any person so to expose his or her genitals where there is
present another person or persons who are offended or annoyed.
Making sexual proposals/threats or sexually harassing another person.
Example: Subjecting another person to sexual contact through physical action and/or verbal or
written statements without sexual intercourse, and the other person does or does not expressly or
impliedly consent to the accused offender’s conduct, or the other person is unconscious or otherwise
physically incapable of resisting and has not consented to the physical contact.
Inappropriate physical contact
Example: Lingering touching, physical contact or inappropriate kissing.
The acts listed above are prohibited by CCA/SCC policy and violators will be subject to disciplinary
actions.
Are there other sexual acts that are forbidden?
Yes.
Staff sexual misconduct is forbidden at SCC. Staff sexual misconduct is sexual behavior between any
SCC staff member and any offender under the care of SCC. This includes contractors and other
agents of the contracting agencies.
Staff sexual misconduct is forbidden even if it is consensual.
What are my rights?
While you are incarcerated, no one has the right to pressure you to engage in sexual acts. Rape and
sexual assault are violent acts. Regardless of your age, race, size, ethnicity, or sexual orientation,
offenders should have the opportunity to serve their sentences with dignity.
You do not have to tolerate sexual pressure, harassment, manipulation, or assault. Every offender has
a responsibility to eliminate sexual assault and sexual activity. If you are approached, pressured, or
assaulted–report it immediately.
To ensure that your environment is safe, if you are aware of another offender being sexually
assaulted or involved in sexual behavior, report it immediately.
I can see why rape and sexual assaults are against the rules, but why is sexual activity forbidden?
If both people consent, what’s the big deal?
There are many reasons why sexual behavior is inappropriate in prison. None of them involve moral
judgments regarding sexual preferences. In a prison, sexual relationships, including those that are
consensual, foster violence. Some offenders may disapprove of same-sex relationships and attack
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inmates involved in sexual activities. Fights often occur when a “couple” breaks up, or one partner
discovers the other is “cheating.”
Eliminating sexual assault and sexual activity promotes a safer environment. In addition, the
elimination of sexual activity and sexual assaults promotes an atmosphere where people can
concentrate on making the changes in their lives that are necessary for success upon release.
What about confidentiality?
SCC staff members have been trained to limit the sharing of information regarding sexual assault and
sexual activity to personnel who make decisions about the victim’s welfare and for
investigation/prosecution purposes.
What if I know someone who was sexually assaulted or know of someone involved in sexual
activity?
Report it to a staff member immediately.
It is every offender’s right to serve his or her sentence with dignity. When others infringe upon that
right, they release you from any bond of silence. Prison rape can be eliminated best when people who
live in the facility refuse to accept it under any circumstances.
If you fail to report this type of behavior, you erode your own safety. Support others who take the
initiative to report this behavior and keep the facility safe.
How do I avoid being assaulted?
You can take steps to protect yourself from being sexually assaulted.
•

¨ Do not accept gifts from others. Gifts and favors usually have strings attached.

•

¨ Do not gamble or enter games of skill or chance.

•

¨ Does not use, possess, trade, purchase, or hold drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products.

•

¨ Do not become indebted to anyone either monetarily or for favors.

•

¨ Choose your associates wisely. Do not become involved in gangs or hate groups. Look for
people doing positive things to change their lives such as education, programs, religious
activities, etc.

•

¨ Do not accept another inmate’s offers to protect you.

•

¨ Stay in well lit areas where staff can see you.

•

¨ Carry yourself in a confident manner at all times. Do not permit your emotions such as fear
and anxiety to be obvious to others.

•

¨ Trust your instincts. If a situation seems dangerous, it probably is. If you fear for your
safety, report it to a staff member.

What do I do if I’m assaulted?
Report it immediately to a staff member who will offer you immediate protection from the assailant
and will get you medical attention. Because reporting sexual assault can be difficult, it is important
that you understand there are several ways that you can report it.
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The first and best choice is to report it immediately to a staff member.
You can also report using one or more of the following:
•

¨ By submitting a medical concern form and reporting to a medical staff member during sick
call

•

¨ Call someone outside the facility who can contact facility administrative staff

•

¨ In a medical concern form

•

¨ In an “Inmate Request Form” to security staff

•

¨ In a letter to the facility head sealed and marked confidential

Remember any method that you use other than reporting directly to a staff member delays you
getting help.
Do not shower, wash, drink, eat, change clothing, or use the bathroom, until after you have seen a
medical professional trained to examine victims of sexual assault. (There will be a strong desire to
clean up after a sexual assault, it is important that you do not.)
What will happen to me when I report a sexual assault?
Medical staff will examine you for injuries, which may not be readily apparent to you. They will also
test you for sexually transmitted diseases and collect evidence.
To collect evidence, you will be asked to consent to a sexual assault examination. A medical
professional will do this exam. Although, you have the right to refuse the exam, it is critical to collect
as much evidence as possible.
You can receive medical attention without submitting to a sexual assault exam. It is important to
understand the difference between the sexual assault exam and a medical care for the treatment of
injuries and keeping you healthy.
The evidence gathered in the sexual assault exam will be used to prosecute the perpetrator. The
evidence can include hair, skin, and body fluids of the perpetrator. However, the medical care you
receive during treatment is confidential, unless you sign a medical release form to allow medical
information to be used as evidence in the prosecution of the assault.
Do I have to reveal the assailant?
No. However, you are strongly encourage to name the assailant if you know who it was, or do your
best to help staff identify the assailant. That is the only way to protect yourself and others from future
attacks.
If I am a victim of a sexual assault, where will I be housed and what will happen to my property?
First, you will immediately be protected from the assailant and receive medical care. Beyond that
exact answers are difficult because every facility and situation is different. However, here are some
general things you can expect.
Sexual assault in the community or in prison, is a traumatic and difficult experience, which is often
exacerbated by the investigation. Fortunately, the criminal justice system is getting better at helping
victims through this experience.
Designated Facility Victim Services Coordinator.
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Saguaro Correctional Center has designated P. Sells, H.S.A. as the Facility Victim Services
Coordinator.
The Facility Victim Services Coordinator’s role is to support you as a victim. It is likely that you will
also work with a victim service coordinator that works in the community.
The Facility Victim Service Coordinator will not do certain things like advocate for your release on
parole, reduce your custody level, or grant you special privileges. However, they can help you cope
with a difficult situation.
Handling a sexual assault in a prison facility presents unique challenges that are not present in the
community. The perpetrator must be isolated, the victim must be protected, evidence must be
collected, and medical attention must be given.
Staff must remain neutral and ensure that all possibilities are considered, for example, false
allegations or a perpetrator who claims to be the victim.
In a prison, once the evidence is collected and the statements are taken, the victim can’t just go home
and alternative housing options are scarce. The unit team will make housing decisions.
•

¨ Safe housing at the appropriate custody level

•

¨ Isolation from the perpetrator

•

¨ Isolation from friends of the perpetrator

•

¨ Housing in the least restrictive environment possible

Your past behavior can limit the options available for housing. For example, an offender housed in
administrative segregation will remain in administrative segregation.
What if I’m falsely accused?
First, remember to avoid situations that put you at risk.
•

¨ Do not accept gifts from others;

•

¨ Do not gamble or enter games of skill or chance;

•

¨ Do not use, possess, trade, purchase, or hold drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products;

•

¨ Do not become indebted to anyone either monetarily or for favors;

•

¨ Choose your associates wisely;

•

¨ Do not accept if another inmate offers to protect you;

•

¨ Stay in well lit areas where staff can see you

•

¨ Carry yourself in a confident manner at all times;

•

¨ Trust your instincts; and

•

¨ Don’t engage in sexual activity.

False accusations usually arise from vendettas, indebtedness, and gangs & hate groups, or rejection of
sexual advances.
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If you are falsely accused, cooperate with staff. Do not make threats. Don’t attempt to harm or have
others harm the person making the allegation. Keep your wits about you. Becoming verbally or
physically abusive will add credibility to the allegations and weaken your own credibility. Tell the
truth. Even if you might be held accountable for your behavior. Lies will only further erode your
credibility.
Anyone found to have made a false allegation will be disciplined and/or prosecuted.
What if I’m involved in consensual sex, but later feel that I was manipulated?
Most cases of sexual activity in prison involve manipulation, pressure, or other coercion. It is
common that one person who has no history of inappropriate sexual activity is involved with one
who has a history of several different partners on many different occasions. When this happens, one
is usually a perpetrator, and the other is a victim.
Avoid getting into the situation in the first place. Remember, if you are involved in consensual sexual
activity, you are subject to disciplinary action. However, by coming forward, you are taking
responsibility for your behavior, which is an important step toward developing the attitude and skills
necessary for success in the community. But the most important reason to come forward is to stop a
sexual perpetrator from manipulating more victims into destructive behaviors.
Recovering from sexual assault.
Any form of coerced or manipulated sexual activity is degrading. Victims of rape and sexual assault
may be eligible for victim’s services. However, some of these services may not be available until after
you are released from prison. Contact your Facility Victim Services Coordinator for more
information.
REMEMBER
¨ SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A CRIME”
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¨ ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN OFFENDERS IS PROHIBITED

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¨ ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN STAFF AND OFFENDERS IS PROHIBITED

IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.
Allegations of sexual assault will be thoroughly investigated. Perpetrators of rape and sexual assault
will be prosecuted and subject to disciplinary action. Sexual perpetrators will be considered for
administrative segregation.
It is never appropriate for a staff member to make sexual advances or engage in sexual activity with
an offender. Even if the offender wants to be involved with the staff member, the staff member is not
allowed to respond.
It is never appropriate for an offender to make sexual advances or comments to a staff member, and
such behavior will result in disciplinary or corrective action.
MAINTAIN YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR DIGNITY!!!!!!

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CCA/Saguaro Correctional Facility
Housing Rules and Regulations
1.

All inmates are responsible for knowing and following these rules. Any infraction of these
rules is a violation of the Offence and Penalty Code (Policy 15-1), #C-9 – Failure to follow a
verbal or posted rules and or orders and/or #C-14 Possession of Contraband.

2.

You must wear your I.D anytime you are outside of your pod. I.D. badges will be worn on the
upper left chest area, picture facing out.

3.

Each inmate is responsible for the sanitation and cleanliness of their immediate sleeping and
storage areas.

4.

There will be nothing hung from the bunks or anything placed in your cell windows. There will
be a designated area for posting pictures on your cell wall, no pictures or items may be hung
outside of this area. Do not write on the walls. No magazine cutouts can be posted. No offensive
material shall be displayed anywhere in the cell.

5.

Shoes will be lined neatly along your wall or under your bed. Shoes other than tennis shoes will
need prior approval from the Warden or his designee. Shoes will not be placed outside your cell.

6.

Cardboard boxes are not permitted.

7.

Nothing will be hung on the pod railings or window bars.

8.

Nothing will be stuffed in the cell vents or under the cell doors to block the flow of air.

9.

Cleaning supplies will not be stored in your cell.

10. Nothing will be placed on the top of light fixtures or used to cover the lights or intercoms in the
cells.
11. Each inmate is responsible for picking up after themselves in all areas of the pod.
12. During formal count all inmates will be in their cells and visible to the officers. During stand up
count, all inmates will stand with their ID’s at their door. (No Exceptions)
13. Inmates are not allowed to enter other pods unless authorized by a staff member.
14. Inmates are not allowed to be in other inmates cell.
15. All inmates entering and leaving the pod will move only during authorized periods as directed by
the staff.
16. Movement on the walk ways will always be on the right side, single file and at a walk (no
running).
17. Sunglasses and head coverings (baseball caps) may be worn on the recreation yards only.

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18. Doo rags/Shower caps may only be worn in the cells or dayroom only. (Doo rags, shower caps
will not be allowed in the dinning room.)
19. Inmates will not receive, give or loan anything to another inmate.
20. When leaving the pod for any reason other than recreation, proper attire must be worn (khaki
uniform and shoes). Proper attire, which consists of a full set of khakis and appropriate footwear,
will be worn outside the housing units at all times. Any combination of sweats and khakis is not
allowed. Exceptions to this would be when moving to and from your recreation yard only. All tshirts will be tucked in regardless of attire. Underwear are not to be worn as outer garments
outside of the housing unit. Socks must be worn with all footwear outside the housing units at all
times. No shower shoes are allowed outside of the unit. Id’s must be worn at all times when you
leave your housing unit and displayed on the upper left chest only, with the photo facing forward.
21. Pants will be pulled up at all times. Inmates are allowed to wear gym shorts and an undershirt
out to recreation.
22. Haircuts are allowed in designated areas only.
23. Inmates must wear shirts, khaki pants or shorts (sweats), shoes or shower shoes, while in the
dayrooms.
24. All clothing, issued or purchased, will remain in its original form. Any altered clothing will be
considered contraband and will be confiscated.
25. Any altered items including but not limited to food and drink containers radios, appliances will
be considered contraband and will be disposed of accordingly.
26. Inmates are not allowed to sit on the tables, shower wall or phone wall at any time.
27. No standing or sitting on the stairways. This will also include no hanging on the stairs, such as
exercising on the stairways or loitering or gathering on the top tier.
28. Commissary will be delivered to the Units; Inmates waiting for commissary will remain in their
cell until called by staff. An I.D. badge is required to receive commissary. Only one inmate will be
called at a time to receive commissary
29. There will be no loitering in housing sally port areas or walk ways.
30. Inmates will eat at the tables in the dinning room. Only one tray per inmate per meal is permitted.
Trays will not be allowed outside the dinning hall. All trays must be returned after each meal.
31. Each inmate may be issued two (2) property boxes. Property that cannot be stored safely and
properly will be considered excess property and will be disposed of accordingly.
32. Radios are not allowed in the dayroom or recreation area, they must remain in the cell. If the cell
door is opened, you must use headphones. If the cell door is closed the volume must be at a level
so that the radio can not be heard outside the cell. Any violation of this rule may result in the
confiscation of your radio. Playing of musical instruments in cell will be done with the door
closed. If the cell door is open, you must use your headphones to listen to your T.V. If the door is
closed the volume must be set so as to not be heard outside of the cell.
33. Personal Storage or issued property boxes are not to be taken into the dayroom. Only authorized
writing materials, dominoes, board and card games are authorized in the dayroom.

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34. No make shift cloth lines are allowed in the cells or housing units. Hanging of cloths lines from
bunks, railings or shower walls is not allowed. No blankets, sheets or other items are to be hung
off the top bunk to obstruct the view of the bottom bunk or the outside window. Nothing is to be
hung inside the cell obstructing the view of any part of the cell. Nothing is to be hung from the
sprinkler head.
35. Lava Lava’s may only be worn in your cell and will be used for their intended purpose and
nothing else. Any violation of this rule will resultin the confiscation of your Lava Lava. *Sheets
can not be used as a Lava Lava.
36. Nothing will be hung on the cell walls except in designated areas. Any damage to a cell you
occupy can be charged to you to include paint, holes, etc.
37. Blankets and towels will be used for their intended purposes only. Any other use will result in
their confiscation.
38. As of November 1, 2007, tobacco products will not authorized at this facility.
39. During any lock down you must return all of your personal property to your cell. Any items left
in the dayroom will be subject to confiscation.
40. Photos with any nudity may not be placed on the walls or be in plain sight within the cell.
41. The unit microwaves/phones are not authorized to be used for extended periods of time. Phones,
microwaves will not be used 15 minutes prior to lockdown or counts.
42. All food must be consumed before leaving the dining hall. Any food that you attempt to take
outside the dining hall will be considered contraband.
43. The act of tattooing or the possession of paraphernalia and equipment is prohibited at this facility.
44. Inmates will not attempt to have a social/personal relationship with any staff member or
volunteer. Inmates are not allowed to correspond on a personal level through writing or the use
of the telephone with any current staff member of volunteer.
45. The call buttons located in the cells are for emergency purposes only. If you abuse the use of the
emergency call button you will receive a disciplinary report.

46. No jackets in the dayroom (Seasonal)

Approved ________________________________ Approved___________________________________
Chief of Security
Chief of Unit Management

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