10A NCAC 14J .1509        DAYROOM AND SAFETY VESTIBULE REQUIREMENTS: COUNTY JAIL

(a)  Confinement units with a capacity of over four persons, except for dormitories, shall provide a dayroom of equal area to the sleeping areas.

(b)  The dayroom area shall have an approved shower with hot and cold water for every 16 inmates (see Rule .1524 of this Section), and it shall have a commode, drinking fountain, and lavatory with hot and cold water.

(c)  Each dayroom shall have an approved steel bench and table (see Rule .1523 of this Section) that will accommodate all of the inmates in the confinement unit.

(d)  Confinement units with a capacity of over four persons, except for dormitories, shall have a safety vestibule that permits one door to be locked before the other is opened.

(e)  A combination of single rooms and four‑man rooms may share a common dayroom, but the capacity of a dayroom shall not exceed 24 inmates.

 

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.