Cal. Code Regs. tit. 15 § 3193

Current through 2020 Notice Register, No. 42, October 16, 2020
Section 3193 - Liability
(a) In permitting inmates to possess items of personal property while they are incarcerated, the department does not accept liability for the theft, loss, damage or destruction of such property resulting from the intentional or careless act or activities of any inmate. The department does not accept liability for the loss or destruction of personal property in the inmate's possession or control at the time of any willful act by the inmate, such as escape, which exposes such property to loss or theft before it can be recovered and controlled by staff.
(b) The department shall accept liability for the loss or destruction of inmate personal property when it is established that such loss or destruction results from employee action. Inmates shall utilize the administrative remedies procedures if unable to resolve a personal property claim pursuant to section 3481. Upon acceptance of liability, the department shall provide to the inmate similar items of equal or greater value when such items are available via donated property items. If donated items are not available, monetary compensation to the inmate for such loss shall not exceed either the dollar value assigned to the item or items at the time the inmate received authorization to possess the property; the cost of the item, verified by receipt; or the replacement value for the item or a similar item, as determined by the department. Staff recommendations to the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board regarding monetary reimbursement will be made accordingly.
(c) The department shall not assume responsibility for property abandoned by an escapee until such time as the escape is discovered and the property is inventoried. Inventoried property shall be stored and final disposition of the property shall be pursuant to Penal Code 5062 and 5063.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 15, § 3193

Note: Authority cited: Section 5058, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 2085, 2600, 2601, 5062 and 5063, Penal Code.

1. New section filed 5-13-77: effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 20).
2. Amendment filed 9-30-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 40).
3. Amendment filed 8-18-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 33).
4. Repealer and new section filed 10-7-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 41).
5. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-27-2004 as an emergency; operative 5-27-2004 (Register 2004, No. 22). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3, a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-3-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-27-2004 order transmitted to OAL 10-28-2004 and filed 12-14-2004 (Register 2004, No. 51).
7. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 12-13-2010 as an emergency; operative 1-28-2011 (Register 2010, No. 51). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3, a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-7-2011 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
8. Certificate of Compliance as to 12-13-2010 order transmitted to OAL 6-15-2011 and filed 7-28-2011 (Register 2011, No. 30).
9. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-25-2020 as an emergency; operative 6-1-2020 (Register 2020, No. 13). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3, a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-9-2020 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.