10A NCAC 14J .1717        SUPERVISION

(a)  Officers shall make supervision rounds and directly observe each inmate in person at least twice per hour on an irregular basis.  The supervision rounds shall be documented.  If remote electronic monitoring is used to supplement supervision, it shall not be substituted for supervision rounds and direct visual observation.

(b)  Officers shall maintain voice or visual contact with all inmates at all times, and it shall be through either direct observation or by means of electronic surveillance.

(c)  Their shall be more frequent observation of inmates who are assaultive, suicidal, intoxicated, mentally ill or who have other special needs or problems.

(d)  Officers shall remain awake at all times.

(e)  Officers shall not be assigned other duties that would interfere with the continuous supervision, custody or control of inmates.

(f)  Female officers shall be on duty when female inmates are confined.

(g)  The police chief shall develop a contingency plan for the supervision and control of inmates during an emergency, and it shall provide for the ready availability of extra personnel.

(h)  Inmates shall not be allowed to supervise or assume any control over other inmates.


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.