Each satellite jail/work release unit, when located in a separate facility from a maximum confinement unit shall have:

(1)           A general visitation area with:

(a)           a public entrance to the facility;

(b)           an entry located to permit direct observation and control by staff;

(c)           storage facilities for visitors' coats and packages;

(d)           a sufficient number of stations to accommodate visitation needs;

(e)           seating for both inmates and visitors.

(2)           A confidential attorney visitation area that:

(a)           is separate and distinct from the general visitation area;

(b)           permits passage of papers and documents;

(c)           provides seating with a table or desk for writing for visitors and inmates;

(d)           provides artificial lighting of 30 footcandles;

(e)           permits contact visiting;

(f)            provides for visual monitoring, but not hearing by staff;

(g)           provides for visitors to contact staff if needed.

(3)           If the facility is not a "work release" only facility, a medical area designed:

(a)           to prohibit access by unauthorized personnel;

(b)           to have locked storage for equipment, supplies, medications, and records;

(c)           for equipment approved by the jail physician including a sink, toilet, shower, examining table, nurses and physicians work station, telephone, and direct contact with the central control area.

(4)           A food service that meets the sanitation requirements of the Commission for Public Health Title 15A Chapter 18A Section .1500, with adequate storage and food preparation areas.

(5)           A laundry service (either contracted for or on premises).

(6)           In a facility which is not a "work release" only facility, recreational facilities with:

(a)           an area designed for vigorous physical activities, such as volleyball, basketball, etc.;

(b)           equipment storage area;

(c)           staff observation post for all areas;

(d)           access to areas controlled by staff.

(7)           A commissary through contract services or built on premises.


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.