Article - Correctional Services
(a) (1) With the advice of the Commission, the Secretary shall adopt regulations that establish minimum mandatory standards applicable to security and inmate control, inmate safety, inmate food services, inmate housing and sanitation, inmate rights, classification, hearings, victim notification, restitution, and administrative record keeping.
(2) The minimum mandatory standards adopted under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall apply to all State and local correctional facilities.
(b) (1) With the advice of the Commission, the Secretary shall adopt regulations that establish approved standards applicable to personnel, training, administration, management, planning and coordination, research and evaluation, physical plant, special management inmates, rules and discipline, mail and visiting, reception and orientation, property control, work programs, educational and vocational training, library services, religious services, recreational activities, counseling, release preparation, and volunteers.
(2) The approved standards adopted under paragraph (1) of this subsection:
(i) shall apply to all State correctional facilities; and
(ii) may be adopted, as a whole or in part, by a local correctional facility.
(c) The standards adopted under this section shall be consistent with federal and State law.