(a)  Each municipal lockup shall have an electrical system that provides artificial lighting in the confinement units of at least 30 foot‑candles 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)  The master controls and circuit breakers shall be located outside the confinement units and shall be accessible to officers during an emergency.


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.