10A NCAC 14J .1215        DOORS, BUNKS AND LOCKS

(a)  Doors, locks and detention hardware shall be made of materials necessary to provide the degree of security required for the area in which they are used.

(b)  Doors to all confinement units shall have view panels.

(c)  Doors shall operate independently of each other, and the cell doors in a cellblock shall be capable of simultaneous release during an emergency.

(d)  Doors and locks that are electronically controlled shall be equipped with manual override.

(e)  Food passes, if used, shall have openings large enough to permit the passage of a food tray.

(f)  Bunks shall have dimensions necessary to accommodate a standard detention mattress and they shall be securely anchored at least 15 inches above the floor.  When one bunk is placed above another, the lower bunk shall be approximately 15 inches and the upper bunk approximately 50 inches above the floor.

(g)  Doors, locks, detention hardware and bunks shall be designed to inhibit their use for an attempted suicide.


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

Eff. June 1, 1990.