(a)  The operations manual shall include written policies and procedures that address the following areas:

(1)           administration and management of inmates;

(2)           admissions, transportation, and release;

(3)           classification for the placement and housing of inmates, as set forth in Rule .0301(a) of this Subchapter;

(4)           security and supervision;

(5)           inmate rules and discipline;

(6)           management of special inmates;

(7)           legal rights of inmates;

(8)           health, mental health, developmental disability, intellectual disability, and substance use disorder services;

(9)           food services;

(10)         program services;

(11)         work release;

(12)         opportunities for exercise;

(13)         access to legal assistance or legal materials;

(14)         grievance procedures;

(15)         visitation and mail policies;

(16)         religious activities;

(17)         sanitation procedures that comply with Rule .0701 of this Subchapter;

(18)         emergency plans for a fire or an emergency situation that includes rioting, bomb threats, escapes, and the taking of hostages;

(19)         a disaster plan as required by Rule .0403(d) of this Subchapter;

(20)         a suicide prevention program that includes identifying suicidal inmates, supervising suicidal inmates, and reviewing procedures and debriefing officers after an inmate suicide;

(21)         waiving any medical fees for indigent inmates, as required by G.S. 153A-225;

(22)         use of force; and

(23)         use of restraints.

(b)  In compliance with G.S. 153A-220(1), the Construction Section shall provide consultation and technical assistance to a jail upon request.


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

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Readopted Eff. September 4, 2020.