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§148‑36.  Secretary of Correction to control classification and operationof prison facilities.

All facilities established oracquired by the State Department of Correction shall be under theadministrative control and direction of the Secretary of Correction, andoperated under rules and regulations proposed by the Secretary and adopted bythe Department of Correction as provided in G.S. 148‑11. Subject to suchrules and regulations, the Secretary shall classify the facilities of the Stateprison system and develop a variety of programs so as to permit propersegregation and treatment of prisoners according to the nature of the  offensescommitted, the character and mental condition of the prisoners, and such otherfactors as should be considered in providing an individualized system ofdiscipline, care, and correctional treatment of persons committed to theDepartment. The Secretary of Correction, or his authorized representative,shall designate the places of confinement where sentences to imprisonment inthe State's prison system shall be served. The Secretary or his representativemay designate any available facility appropriate for the individual in view ofcustodial and correctional considerations. (1931, c. 145, s. 28; c. 277,s. 8; 1933, c. 46, ss. 3, 4; c. 172, ss. 4, 17; 1943, c. 409; 1955, c. 238, s.7; 1957, c. 349, s. 10; 1967, c. 996, s. 7; 1973, c. 1262, s. 10.)