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TITLE 15

TITLE 15  is a part of the California Code of Regulations entitled Crime Prevention and Corrections, and it contains the Rules and Regulations of Adult Institutions, Programs, and Parole Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.   It includes the laws related to visiting, mail, behavior, discipline, food, etc.  Basically it contains information on everything that goes on inside a California prison.  It is updated periodically (see below for proposed and recently adopted changes) and a new version is published each year and made available on the CDCR website. 

    2018 Title 15 is not available at this time.  It will be posted when available.

    posted 02-17-2018

    TITLE 15 REVISION NOTICE

    Please read the following, this will be effective April 1, 2017

    California Code of Regulations

    Title 15 Revision Notice

    Section 3140

    Funds Enclosed in Correspondence

    Effective April 1, 2017

     

    Subsection 3140 (a) has been amended to read:

    “Funds may be mailed to an inmate in the form of a money order, cashier’s check, certified check, personal check, or any other negotiable instrument except cash and traveler’s check.”

    Subsection 3140 (a)(1) has been amended to read:

    “The personal check, money order, cashier’s check, certified check, or any other negotiable instrument shall be made payable to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with the inmates last name and departmental identification number. This information, along with the sender’s name and address, shall be on the face of the negotiable instrument.”

     

    Subsection 3140 (a)(5) was added and it reads:

    “If a personal check, money order, cashier’s check, certified check, or any other negotiable instrument is received in the mailroom and it does not contain the sender’s name and address on its face, it will be considered contraband per section 3006, and will be disposed of in accordance with section 3191(c).”

    posted 02-03-2017

    DOM
    (DEPARTMENT OPERATING MANUAL)

    The DOM is the Department Operating Manual and is also available on the CDCR website.  This shows how the Title 15 is implemented at every facility.  It is published once per year, just like Title 15, and it is also updated periodically through the year.  The DOM must follow the Title 15 and can’t be in conflict with it.


    The DOM Appendices allow for easy access to lengthy regulatory documents that are incorporated by reference into Title 15. Because these documents are regulatory, any proposed changes to the documents are subject to the regulation revision process outlined in DOM, Chapter 1, Article 6.

    posted 02-17-2018