subchapter 12F Religious practice


section .0100 islamic services and practices



(a) General. The Secretary of Correction hereby establishes the Advisory Committee on Religious Ministry in Prisons for the purpose of serving as a resource for the expansion and strengthening of chaplaincy services and religious activities within the Division of Prisons. Committee activities shall be governed by the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department of Correction. The Committee shall report to the Director of Prisons.

(b) Appointment.

(1) Recommendation for appointment will be made by the appropriate person or agency responsible for prison ministry in each recognized judicatory and will be forwarded through the chain of command for review by the Director of Prisons. The list of nominees will be submitted to the Secretary for consideration.

(2) The Secretary shall appoint committee members to staggered three-year terms. Committee appointments will be made annually, with appointments effective January 1 of each year. When unscheduled vacancies occur, new appointees will serve the unexpired term of the council member being replaced, and may be eligible for reappointment to a full term.

(3) Committee membership is interfaith and interdenominational, comprised of representatives from each recognized religious judicatory.

(4) The Secretary may remove any committee member for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance.

(c) Ex-Officio Members.

(1) The Chief of Program Services will serve as the liaison between the Advisory Committee and the Director of Prisons.

(2) A representative(s) from the Division of Prisons funded chaplains will attend all meetings of the Advisory Committee. The Chaplain representative(s) will be elected by the large body of funded chaplains to serve a two-year term.

(3) The Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services will attend all meetings and his office will be responsible for providing clerical assistance to the Committee. The coordinator will represent the Chief of Program Services in his absence. The Chaplaincy Secretary will attend all meetings to serve as recording secretary, and shall be responsible for distributing minutes to all appropriate individuals, including all state-funded chaplains.

(d) By-Laws. The Committee shall adopt standard by-laws. Issues not addressed by the standard by-laws are reserved to the discretion of the Committee to be resolved in accordance with state law and with agency rules and regulations.


History Note: Authority G.S. 143B-10; 148-11;

Eff. April 1, 1990;

Transferred from 05 NCAC 02H .0106 Eff. June 1, 2013.