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The DC Code: § 24-231.01 Definitions.

Index24 Prisoners and Their Treatment. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

"Bureau of Justice Assistance Private Sector Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program", or "PIE Program", means the federal grant-in-aid program administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, United States Department of Justice, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 3741-3761, and participation in which by the states or the District of Columbia affords an exemption from the general federal prohibition against open market sale of prisoner-produced goods, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1761(c).
"Correctional facility" means any building or group of buildings and concomitant services operated as a single management unit by the District of Columbia Department of Corrections for the purpose of housing and providing services to persons ordered confined pending trial or upon conviction and sentencing for a violation of law.
"Department" means the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.
"Director" means the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.
"Joint venture" means a production unit in or part of a prison industry, that:
Employs sentenced prisoners;
Is wholly or partly owned, operated, or managed by a joint venture partner that is a private-sector employer; and
Sells goods or services in the open market, including in interstate and foreign commerce, or to the federal government, the District of Columbia, or any state or political subdivision of a state.
"Prison industries" means an organized plan, including equipment and facilities, for the production and distribution of goods or services on the grounds of a correctional facility to aid disciplinary and rehabilitative goals of the prison system.
"Prison Industries Fund" means the revolving fund established by § 24- 231.02.
"Prisoner" means any person who is confined to an adult correctional facility.
"Private-sector employer" means:
Any person who, for compensation, uses the services of an individual; and
Any administrator, agent, assignee, conservator, executor, liquidator, officer, receiver, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy, or other representative of a person described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.
"Substance abuse" means any pattern of pathological use of alcohol or other drug that causes impairment in social or occupational functioning, or that produces physiological dependency as evidenced by physical tolerance or by physical symptoms when it is withdrawn.
"Washington, D.C., region" means the geographic area that encompasses the District of Columbia and adjacent portions of the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 24-458.1. Legislative History of Laws Law 11-117, the "Prison Industries Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-151, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 4, 1996, and February 6, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 26, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-221 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law became effective on May 8, 1996. Miscellaneous Notes Mayor authorized to issue rules: Section 19 of D.C. Law 11-117 provided that, in accordance with subchapter I of Chapter 15 of Title 1, the Mayor shall issue rules to implement this subchapter. DC CODE § 24-231.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 8, 1996, D.C. Law 11-117, § 2, 43 DCR 1179.)