Rules & Regulations

All hygiene, clothing, snacks, and writing material must be purchased from commissary. No stamps, envelopes, or blank paper is to be mailed in. Females are allowed 3 plain white sports bras. Phone cards are available for purchase from the inmate in commissary.
A. Level 1 Violations - 3-Day Lockdown
  1. No unnecessary noise or movement. No running. No talking after lights out or during quiet time.
  2. Verbally or gesturally abusing an officer, administrator, staff member, visitor, or another inmate.
  3. Intentionally lying to an officer, administrator or staff member.
  4. Misuse of vulgar, profane, racial, ethnic or derogatory remarks or gestures.
  5. Failure to yield the right of way to an officer, administrator, staff member or visitors.
  6. Failure to keep to the right when being escorted from housing unit to another location.
  7. Talking in the hallways or other areas when being escorted from housing unit or holding cell to another location (talking to other inmates is prohibited when being escorted, except when inside in the following locations: housing unit, recreational area, holding cells, visitation room, or when being processed). Talking in processing other than when being directly asked questions for processing or 1” appearances is prohibited.
  8. Disrupting religious services, bible study classes, inspections, meals, commissary, medical services, mail call, laundry change out or visitation.
  9. Abusing visitation privileges.
  10. Abusing or excessive use of the intercom system.
  11. Manipulation of the inmate telephone system.
  12. Unauthorized use of the inmate telephone system or making calls during lockdown or downtime.
  13. Using the mail for any immoral or illegal purpose.
  14. Correspondence or attempted correspondence between inmates of different housing units by use of notes, use of telephone, use of other inmates, use of staff, or use of volunteers, as messengers.

    Note: inmates may correspond with other inmates outside their housing units by sending letters through the united states mail.
  15. Acting as a ‘runner” or delivery person for any other inmate or visitor.
  16. Abusing commissary privileges (count each as a separate violation):
    1. Signing another inmates commissary sheet
    2. Ordering items using another inmates name
    3. Ordering or adding items on another inmates commissary sheet
    4. Impersonating another inmate
    5. Abusing indigent system
    6. Failure to immediately check all commissary items at the door for accuracy and immediately sign the sheet
    7. When commissary items are received
    8. Failure to immediately let the commissary officer know that your order is not accurate
    9. Failure to be in a single file line as designated for receiving commissary items
    10. Possession of more than 5 packs of any combination of the following over the counter medications: ms- aid, Tylenol, acetaminophen or any other type pain reliever
    11. Possession of more than 1 empty beverage container to be used for drinking water. Not to be used for any other purpose (soaps, homemade beverages, etc.).
  17. Failure to adhere to roll call procedures as follows (count each as a separate violation):
    1. Beds must be made to detention center regulations at 4:30 a.m. and remain made until 10:30 p.m.
    2. Inmates must be fully dressed from 4:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
    3. Inmates must stand by their bunk for roll call.
    4. Inmates must answer verbally for roll call unless medically unable to do so.
  18. Possession of unauthorized commissary items (any items other than hygiene products) while on lockdown status. Passing unauthorized commissary items to inmates on lockdown status.
  19. Failure to perform routine duties such as cleaning personal living areas and keeping assigned areas in order. Failure to pass routine inspection of person, housing unit, or property.
  20. Intentionally littering of common areas.
  21. Hoarding or storing of cleaning supplies, equipment or utensils in the housing unit after the designated cleaning times and all cleaning supplies and equipment have been collected. Placing cleaning supplies or other chemicals and soaps in containers other than the original containers in which they were issued.
  22. Hoarding of paper items or debris (newspapers, books, toilet paper, magazines, etc.) to a degree to cause a fire and/or a health hazard.
  23. Refusal or failure to carry out work or other assignments or inadequate completion of work assignments.
  24. Horseplay (rough or boisterous play), teasing or verbally harassing staff, visitors, or other inmates.
  25. Failure to keep all personal property in “bed drawer” or in the “container” provided for the “beds” that do not have “bed drawers.” All inmate property must fit in the designated containers (this includes commissary items, books, personal whites, etc.). Limit one container per inmate.
  26. Knocking or kicking on windows or doors to get someone’s attention or cause a nuisance, except in emergency circumstances.
  27. Intentional slamming of a detention center door or preventing a detention center door from closing or securing properly (keeping door ajar).
  28. Laying on furniture or floors. Placing feet on furniture, walls, tables, etc. No body parts on the tabletops trash cans, containers for holding personal property except for hands and arms.
  29. Failure to wear detention uniforms and shoes at all times in the housing area except when in bed covered (between 10:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.). No nude sleeping. Exiting shower or toilet stalls undressed or underdressed. Wearing pants legs rolled up or altered. Wearing anything on the head (except inmates assigned to outside duties). Wearing or altering any clothing from the original condition for which it was manufactured. Failure to be in full uniform during the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 10:30 pm. Inmates working or handling food trays must wear hair nets and food handling gloves.
  30. Possession of more than 1 each of the items issued by booking to include: mattress, pillow, pillow case, uniform shirt and pants or jumpsuit, shower shoes, towel, washcloth, blanket and 2 sheets
  31. Possession of more than 1 each of any items issued by the detention center: care pack items (soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)
  32. Possession of contraband items or items not authorized. Contraband is any item not permitted or issued by the Detention center, or purchased through the commissary. Possession of any item not being used for its original intent and/or any item not in the original issued condition. Having more than the allowed quantity of any item. Contra-band under this enumeration shall not include weapons or illicit drugs. Conversion of any permitted item into contraband.
  33. Failure to immediately report contraband and weapons.
  34. Failure to flush toilet after each use.
  35. Removing the “bar code” from the walls.
  36. Failure to line up in a single file line for any of the following: meals, laundry change out, to receive commissary, to receive medications or see the medical staff, to receive prescribed snacks, to be escorted to court, medical, recreation, mail call or any other time as requested by the sheriff’s office personnel
  37. Crossing over or touching the security perimeter line without explicit direction from the detention officer or sheriff’s office personnel
  38. Failure to be in the designated area for meals or snack distribution.
  39. Waste or hoarding of any hygiene items or food items issued by the detention center.
  40. Hoarding of any food or beverage items after the meal trays have been picked up.
  41. Failure to be present for medication call, failure to sign refusal of medication receipt, hoarding medication, or failure to take medication as prescribed.
  42. Failure to turn in all clothing or linen for exchange during change out.
  43. Placing any knots in any linen or making clotheslines without tearing the fabric.
  44. Attaching, writing or drawing on walls, ceilings, floors, bunks, air vents, conduct, windows, or fixtures for any purpose.
  45. Note: for multiple violations see section C III (1).
B. Level II Violations - 5-Day Lockdown
  1. Deliberate exposure of genitalia, breasts or buttocks.
  2. Sudden or abrupt movements or any noises toward Canine (1st offense). See section C Ill (1) for multiple offenses.
  3. Disobeying or failing to immediately comply with a direct lawful order given by any staff member, officer, or administrator.

    If the inmate disagrees with the order he/she must obey the lawful order and then file a grievance. Also, failing to immediately comply with a direct lawful order given by any staff member, officer, or administrator.
  4. Assaults or fighting, with or without weapons, between inmates or upon inmates, including instigating of, or perpetuation of fights or disturbances.
  5. Intentional misuse, alteration, or damage of property or equipment, belonging to the Detention Center, Detention Center employees, volunteers, or other inmates, has a value of less than $10. (See section C Ill (1) if value is over $10)
  6. Removing more than 1 food tray at mealtime. Removing items from food or commissary cart. Trading, stealing, giving or converting meals, commissary products or issued property in any way.
  7. Making unfounded complaints against staff members, officers, and administrators of the Detention Center, with malicious intent.
  8. Engaging in any other conduct, which is inherently dangerous or unhealthy.
  9. Possession of another person’s property.
  10. Possessing unauthorized institutional property.
  11. Homosexual behavior or open display of homosexual mannerisms.
  12. Intentional physical contact with anyone.
  13. Going through papers or drawers of a Detention Officer’s desk.
  14. Intentionally faking or misrepresenting a medical problem.
  15. Gambling or possessing gambling articles.
  16. Communicating threats of personal harm or violence directed to another inmate.
  17. Unauthorized use of the inmate call system, detention intercoms, or institutional staff telephones.
  18. Possession of window caulk or putty, and/or possession of any institutional component, parts, or supplies.
  19. Placing or throwing any object or item at another inmate.
  20. Not wearing the inmate ID property or not in possession of inmate I D.
  21. Note: For multiple violations see section C Ill (1).
C. Level III Violations - 10-Day Lockdown
  1. Multiple violations of Levels I and/or Level II Offenses occurring contemporaneously shall be sanctioned as a Level Ill violation.
  2. Sudden or abrupt movements or any noises toward Canine (2nd or multiple offenses).
  3. Criminal misdemeanor violations for which probable cause is found, of local, state, or federal law committed while in custody of the Iredell County Detention Center
  4. Attempting to control the behavior of other inmates through coercion, force, or threat, or assigning work to other inmates. Administering inmate-created justice and sanctions upon other inmates.
  5. Stoppage or placement of foreign objects or matter into toilets, sinks, or plumbing.
  6. Participating in any sexual act.
  7. Tattooing or self-mutilation other than suicide attempts.
  8. Intentional misuse, alteration, or damage to property or equipment, belonging to the Detention Center, Detention Center employees, volunteers, or other inmates, having a value of $10 but less than $100.
  9. Being out of place in the Detention Center.
  10. Possession, consumption, or manufacture of illicit drugs or intoxicants.
  11. Communicating threats of personal harm or violence directed toward an officer, staff member, administrators, visitor or canine.
  12. Theft of Detention Center property. Theft of property belonging to other inmates, staff members, administrators, or visitors.
  13. Deliberately interfering with any lockdown procedure or count.
  14. Bribing, extorting, or attempting to bribe or extort, any officer, or staff member, inmate, or visitor.
  15. Destruction or alteration of any institutional record or signage.
  16. Passing or attempting to pass contraband, except weapons to another inmate, within the confines of the Detention Center, or while in the custody and control of the Detention Center, or while in the custody and control of any law enforcement or correctional official while assigned to the Detention Center.
  17. Deliberating flooding a cell, housing area, day room or service area.
  18. Note: For multiple violations see section D (20).
D. Administrative Segregation - 30-Day or More Lockdown
Status declared only by the Detention Administrator or his designee.
  1. Assaulting any officer, staff member, administrator, visitor, or canine.
  2. Commission of assault, upon any inmate or anyone else, leading to serious bodily injury.
  3. Repeated violations of violent conduct or repeated threats of violence or personal harm.
  4. Possession, use, attempted use, manufacture, intentionally or unintentionally, of any weapon, device, chemical agent, ammunication, or any object which has been altered, fashioned, or modified so that it may be used as a weapon, ammunition,  or chemical agent, or of any firearm, weapon of mass destruction, incendiary or explosive device, or component parts, or for any object which has been altered, fashioned, or modified so that it may be used as such. Evidence of recent possession of firearms, weapons of mass destruction, incendiary or explosive devices, ammunition, or component parts of any object which has been altered, fashioned or modified so that it may be used as such.
  5. Instigating, encouraging, provoking, creating, conspiring to commit, soliciting for, or willingly participating in a collective disturbance or riot.
  6. Taking hostage(s) or attempting to take hostage(s).
  7. Attempting to take over, or actual takeover of the Detention Center.
  8. Commission of any violent felony while in the custody and control of the Detention Center, or while in the custody or control of any law enforcement or correctional official while assigned to the Detention Center.
  9. Escape, conspiring or planning or attempting to escape or, assisting another to escape from the Detention Center, or from the custody and control of any law enforcement or correctional official while assigned to the Detention Center.
  10. Arson or setting any fire, or, attempted arson or setting a fire.
  11. Tampering with, or damaging any fire control/suppression device, locking device, security hardware, emergency equipment, or electronics equipment.
  12. Intentional misuse, alteration or damage to property or equipment belonging to the Detention Center, Detention Center employees, volunteers, or other inmates, having a value of $100.00 or greater.
  13. Attempted or threatened suicide, or presentation of suicidal tendencies (housing assignment shall be at the direction of the Detention Administrator or his designee, upon consultation with a qualified medical advisor). Detention Officers will follow suicide watch procedures.
  14. Criminal felony violations of state or federal law committed while in custody of the Iredell County Detention Center.
  15. Any inmate presenting an imminent threat of harm to oneself, others, or to property.
  16. Passing or receiving contraband, or attempting to pass or receive contraband, to or from outside of the Detention Center.
  17. Passing or receiving weapons, or any component part thereof, or, attempting to pass or receive weapons, or any component part thereof, to anyone within or without the confines of the Detention Center.
  18. Habitual, non-contemporaneous violations of Levels I, II, Ill offenses, or any combination of them.
  19. Exiting assigned cell without permission, or refusing to re-enter assigned cell while on disciplinary lock down.
  20. Destruction of any county property: including chipping of paint on walls and bunks. Also sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths.
  21. Note: Multiple violations of Level Ill offenses contemptuously shall be assigned to administrative segregation.