Mattresses, sheets, and blankets that are clean and in good repair shall be supplied to all inmates except those not housed overnight.  Sheets shall be exchanged at least once a week.  Mattresses shall meet the following requirements:

(1)           Mattresses shall comply with Commission for Public Health rules on sanitation, Title 15A Chapter 18B .0201 ‑ .0215 and G.S. Chapter 130A‑273 which are hereby adopted by reference pursuant to G.S. 150B‑14(c).

(2)           Mattresses shall not be less than four inches thick and shall be the same length and width as the lockup bunks.

(3)           Mattresses shall not have any metal, plastic, or other rigid framing component.

(4)           Mattress ticking shall be durable and water repellent.


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.