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Federal Regulation, November 1998
A non-secure environment, for the purposes of detention within a secured facility, is defined in terms of freedom of movement from the facility. The juvenile cannot be detained by hardware or construction fixtures designed to restrict the movement or activities of persons in custody. Non-secure custody means that the juvenile is able to leave the facility at any time.
The following non-secure custody guidelines for juveniles held in law enforcement facilities were established to assist in distinguishing between secure detention and non-secure custody: