(a)  Each jail shall have an electrical system that provides artificial lighting in the confinement units of at least 30 footcandles and that can be reduced during sleeping hours.

(b)  Artificial lighting in the corridors shall be at least 20 footcandles.

(c)  Lighting fixtures shall be made of materials necessary to provide the degree of security required for the area in which they are used.

(d)  Each jail shall provide electrical and antenna or cable connections for a television in its dayroom areas.

(e)  The master controls and circuit breakers shall be located outside the confinement units and shall be accessible to officers during an emergency.

(f)  Each jail shall have an auxiliary emergency power supply for each electrical system.


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

Eff. June 1, 1990.