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Prohibition of double-bunked housing
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 22
§ 607. Prohibition of double-bunked housing. 1. For purposes of this
section "double-bunked housing" shall mean the practice of incarcerated
individual housing where bunk beds are used in a dormitory setting, with
incarcerated individuals residing in an open space and sleeping on bunk

2. Upon the effective date of this section, the department is
prohibited from housing incarcerated individuals using double-bunked
housing practices in correctional facilities. Any incarcerated
individuals housed in such double-bunked housing on the effective date
of this section shall be moved to other housing accommodations provided
that such accommodations are not located in a more restrictive housing
unit or correctional facility unless otherwise appropriate.

3. The department is authorized to promulgate or repeal any rules and
regulations necessary to facilitate the implementation of this section.