SECTION .1500 ‑ CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR EXISTING FACILITIES

 

10A NCAC 14J .1501        DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply in 10A NCAC 14J .1500:

(1)           "County jail" is a detention facility designated for the confinement of persons for varying periods of time including persons awaiting adjudication and short‑term sentences as well as persons serving sentences while on work release.  The facility is authorized, maintained and administered by officials at the county level.

(2)           "Municipal jail" is a facility designated for the confinement of persons for periods not to exceed 24 hours, pending release or transfer to county jail.  The facility is authorized, maintained and administered by officials at the municipal level.

(3)           "Local lock‑up" is a facility designated for the temporary confinement of persons not to exceed six hours pending either release or transfer to a county jail.  The facility is authorized, maintained and administered by officials at the municipal level.

(4)           "Regional or district jail" is a facility designated for the identical purpose as a county jail except authorization, maintenance and administration is under the control of a joint governing body comprised of authorized representatives for the participating counties.

(5)           Because of current changes from the traditional in terminology associated with the confinement setting, the following comparison of a limited number of terms is included:

(a)           "Terminology used in standards" is the same as "traditional or approximate synonym".

(b)           "Single sleeping room" is the same as "single cell".

(c)           "Multiple sleeping room" is the same as "multiple (four‑man) cell".

(d)           "Isolation room" is the same as "solitary cell".

(e)           "Dayroom" is the same as "cell run‑around".

(f)            "Confinement unit" is the same as "cell‑block".

(g)           "Holding area" is the same as "bull pen".

(h)           "Sally port" is the same as "yard gate" (for vehicles).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑220; 153A‑221;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.