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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_122C > GS_122C-312

§122C‑312.  Voluntary admissions and discharges of inmates of theDepartment of Correction.

Inmates in the custody of theDepartment of Correction may seek voluntary admission to State facilities forthe mentally ill or substance abusers. The provisions of Part 2 of this Articleshall apply except that an admission may be accomplished only when theSecretary and the Secretary of the Department of Correction jointly agree tothe inmate's request. When an inmate is admitted he shall be discharged inaccordance with the provisions of Part 2 of this Article except that an inmatewho is ready for discharge, but still under a term of incarceration, shall bedischarged only to an official of the  Department of Correction. The Departmentof Correction is responsible  for the security and cost of transporting inmatesto and from facilities under the provisions of this section. (1979,c. 547; 1985, c. 589, s. 2.)