10A NCAC 14J .1602        CONFINEMENT UNIT

Each satellite jail/work release unit shall include:

(1)           No more than 24 inmates per sleeping area;

(2)           No less than 35 square feet per inmate devoted to sleeping area only;

(3)           One shower per 10 inmates, one water closet per six inmates, one sink per six inmates and one water fountain per 10 inmates.  Showers and toilet facilities shall be designed to provide maximum privacy (line of sight) while not interfering with the capability of the jail staff to complete supervision rounds;

(4)           A telephone hookup or other arrangements provided within the area;

(5)           A dayroom/activity room for each unit separated from the sleeping area and of a size to provide a minimum of 15 square feet per inmate;

(6)           A dayroom/activity room designed to allow a variety of activities to take place and have:

(a)           sufficient seating and tables for each inmate in each confinement unit;

(b)           natural light;

(c)           artificial lighting at 30 footcandles in reading areas which may be reduced during sleeping hours;

(d)           access to toilet, sink with hot and cold water, and drinking fountain;

(e)           visual control by staff to observe entire area from point of entrance;

(f)            direct voice contact with continuously staffed post or central control center.

(7)           Single occupancy sleeping areas when called for in the design.  Each single occupancy area shall have:

(a)           a minimum of 35 square feet of floor space;

(b)           a minimum floor dimension of seven feet;

(c)           a toilet, sink, and drinking fountain;

(d)           a bed frame;

(e)           artificial lighting of 30 footcandles which can be reduced during sleeping hours;

(f)            natural light provided by window with exterior exposure;

(g)           direct voice contact with staff post or central control center.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑230.4;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

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