Colorado Revised Statutes Title 17. Corrections § 17-24-114. Provisions for offenders
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(1) The director shall make all offender work assignments within the division. Each such offender work assignment shall take into account the diagnostic services unit recommendation of employment training needs of the offender and the security classification of the offender as determined by the superintendent of each correctional institution.
(2) The director shall establish the rate of compensation for the offenders working. The director and the director of the division of adult parole shall have the authority to make rules and regulations regarding the method and time of compensation payments. A portion of such compensation shall be paid to the division of adult parole to defray the cost of operations for adult parole, and a portion of such compensation shall be paid to each offender in relation to the number of hours worked, type of work assignment, and quality of work performed. Payment rates shall be established on an annual basis after review by the joint budget committee and by appropriation of the general assembly. No offender shall be compensated if he is placed in administrative or punitive segregation or if he is able-bodied but refuses to participate in an available work program or other productive activity. The department will provide hygienic items to all inmates in administrative or punitive segregation.
(3) The division of adult parole is empowered to grant earned time allowances consistent with part 4 of article 22.5 of this title in relation to an offender's work performance and evaluation, as recommended by the director.
(4) The division has the power to establish rules and regulations governing the employment, conduct, and management of offenders while assigned to programs. All such rules and regulations pertaining to the payment, employment, conduct, and management of offenders shall be published and posted for offenders.
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