5120:1-8-04 Housing.

(A) Full service jails shall provide inmates with sufficient space. The jail shall maintain documentation regarding square footage and maximum occupancy figures for all housing and holding areas, and shall comply with the following minimum requirements:

(1) Holding cells :

(Important) Sixty square feet for one to three occupants with twenty square feet for each additional occupant up to a maximum of one hundred twenty square feet (six occupants).

(2) Housing cells:

(a) (Important) Seventy square feet for single occupancy forty-eight square feet in jails constructed prior to 1983.

(b) (Important) One hundred square feet with seven feet least dimension for double occupancy, stacked bunks, one hundred ten square feet with nine feet least dimension for double occupancy, single bunks.

(c) (Important) One hundred forty-five square feet with nine feet least dimension for triple occupancy, stacked bunk and single bunk; one hundred seventy square feet with twelve feet least dimension for triple occupancy, single bunks.

(d) (Important) One hundred eighty square feet with nine feet least dimension for quadruple occupancy, two stacked bunks, two hundred fifteen square feet with twelve feet least dimension for quadruple occupancy, single bunks.

(3) Dormitory sleeping space:

(a) (Important) Fifty square feet per occupant , except forty-eight square feet in jails constructed prior to 1983, wherein the formula shall be based upon the requirements of paragraph (A)(2)(a) of rule 5120:1-8-04 of the Administrative Code.

(4) Dayspace:

(Important) Thirty-five square feet per number of occupants occupying the dayspace at one time. Minimum size of one hundred five square feet.

(B) (Important) Seating shall be provided in holding areas, holding cells, housing cells, dormitories, dayrooms and eating areas for each inmate.

(C) (Important) Single cells/rooms and multiple occupancy cells/rooms/dormitories shall have an air circulation of fifteen cubic feet of outside or recirculated filtered air per minute per occupant or as required by the local authority having jurisdiction. Documentation from a qualified source shall be maintained by the jail.

(D) (Important) Temperature is mechanically raised or lowered to acceptable comfort levels.

(E) (Important) Sanitation facilities shall include access to an operable flush toilet and lavatory with hot and cold potable water on a twenty-four hour a day basis without staff assistance.

(F) (Important) Toilet facilities at a minimum of one operable toilet for every twelve occupants.

(G) (Important) Shower facilities at a minimum of one operable shower for every twelve occupants. Water temperatures shall be controlled thermostatically in a range from one hundred five to one hundred twenty degrees Farenheit.

(H) (Important) One operable wash basin with hot and cold potable water for every twelve occupants.

(I) (Important) Noise levels shall not exceed seventy decibels in daytime and forty-five decibels at night. Noise levels shall be documented using a sound level meter set to the A-scale (decibels.)

(J) (Important) Natural light shall be provided in housing units, dorms, cells and/or dayspaces.

(K) (Essential) Unadjudicated juvenile inmates shall be separated by sight and sound from adult inmates.

(L) (Important) If inmate access to clothing, bed, bedding, toilet, lavatory and shower are suspended, there shall be a daily review for reinstatement by the jail administrator or designee.

Effective: 04/20/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2014 and 01/10/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01 , 5120.10
Rule Amplifies: 5120.10
Prior Effective Dates: Dates: 1/2/81, 6/2/86, 9/10/98, 1/1/2003