(a)  Each jail shall have heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that are capable of maintaining temperatures in confinement units at not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the heating season and not more than 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the cooling season.

(b)  The master controls for the system shall be located outside the confinement units and shall be accessible to officers during an emergency.

(c)  The ducts for the systems shall be designed to prevent the escape of inmates and the passage of contraband, and they shall be designed to inhibit their use for attempted suicide.

(d)  The ventilation system shall provide a minimum of ten cubic feet per minute of fresh or purified air for each inmate.


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

Eff. June 1, 1990;

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