The glossary of prison terminology including Random Drug Test to Risk Profile. This informational page consists of some DOC terms starting with the letter R.
Prison Glossary of Terms That Start With "R"
Random Drug Tests: Drug tests from an offender as selected through an unscheduled process and tested for selected "illegal drugs/controlled substances" and/or alcohol.
Reading Material: Any publication, book, pamphlet, correspondence, picture, photograph, personal writing, drawing, cartoon, or other similar document or material.
Reasonable Force: That amount of force deemed reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with a lawful order.
Reasonable Person Standard (as it applies to Harassment): In deciding whether comments or conduct constitute discrimination or sexual harassment, the behaviors will be reviewed from the perspective of a "reasonable" person.
Reasonable Suspicion: The existence of facts and/or circumstances which would warrant rational inferences by a DOC employee, contract worker, or volunteer that a person is engaged or attempting or about to engage in criminal or other prohibited behavior.
Receiving State: A state to which an offender requests transfer of supervision or is transferred.
Recidivism: The rate of return for offenders who are released from inmate status. Recidivism shall be measured by the number of offenders returned to prison in Colorado for either new criminal activity or technical violations of parole, probation, or non-DOC community placement within three years of release.
Record: All books, papers, maps, photographs, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form (paper, electronic, microfiche, tape, etc.) or characteristics, made or received by any governmental agency.
Records Custodian: Any DOC employee, regardless of personnel classification, who by assignment has physical custody of, or responsibility for, the active case management file of an offender.
Recovered Property: Any item of value recovered where the owner and ownership cannot be determined, which requires safe keeping to prevent the item's loss or to prevent a breech of security in any DOC facility.
Regressive Modification: A modification which makes an existing parole condition more rigid (e.g. increases treatment level) or adds a new condition of parole which may affect the liberty of an offender.
Relapse Cycle: A description of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which progressively lead the sex offender to re-offend.
Release Documents: Documents that authorize the release of an offender, prepared and distributed by the DOC's Release Operations Unit. Documents included are Parole Agreement/Order, Travel Permits and/or Notice of Detainer Disposition.
Release Packet: Information packet prepared for dissemination to the law enforcement agency on an offender who qualifies to register as a sex offender. It includes the following: Notice to Register (NTR 550-06A), Pre-Sentence Investigation Report (PSIR), Court Mittimus on the offense that qualifies the offender to register, and the Parole Board mittimus on the offender designated as a sexually violent predator (SVP) by the Parole Board.
Release Papers: Parole agreements/orders, discharge papers, court order release messages, probation/appeal bond hearing messages, or sex offender registration forms.
Religious Diet: Specific foods, or food preparation techniques, that satisfy recognized religious dietary requirements.
Removal from Population (RFP): A status reserved for offenders who, for security/safety reasons, must be removed from general population.
Re-Offense: Any action committed by an offender that is criminal in nature.
Reprisal: Any action or threat of action against anyone for the good faith participation in the grievance procedure.
Requestor: The name of the individual initiating a request for goods.
Rescission Hearing: The Parole Board hearing conducted to determine disposition of a Parole Suspension Order.
Residence of Record: The place (house, apartment, room, or specific location) where an offender does, in fact, reside and which has been approved by a community parole officer.
Resident: A person who has continuously inhabited a state for at least one year prior to the commission of the offense for which the offender is under supervision; intends that such state shall be the person's principal place of residence; and has not, unless incarcerated, remained in another state or states for a continuous period of six months or more with the intent to establish a new principal place of residence.
Restitution: Court ordered costs, surcharges, restitution, time payment fees, late fees, and any other fines, fees, or surcharges, resulting from a criminal case or for child support.
Restraint Chair: A security chair designed to immobilize the legs, arms, and torso by utilizing restraints to secure the hands, feet, and body to the chair frame.
Restricted Privileges (RP) Status: A condition created by an offender who refuses to participate in assigned programs or is terminated for cause.
Retaking: The act of a sending state of physically removing an offender, or causing to have an offender removed, from a receiving state.
Riot: Three or more offenders participating in conduct that creates grave danger, damage, or injury to property or persons or obstructs or disrupts the performance of facility operations.
Risk Profile: An offender with a high profile crime; an offender who has been determined to be a high escape risk; an offender that poses a significant security risk based on identified security threat group activity; an offender who is close custody or above, an offender who has been sentenced to the death penalty, an offender who because of a particular circumstance, may attract media or public attention.
Ruling Sentence: The jail or prison sentence with the latest release date on concurrent sentences.
Rules of Engagement: An order from competent authority designating the level of force permitted use in a planned tactical operation.
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