5120:1-7-01 Bureau responsibility and authority.

(A) Pursuant to section 5120.10 of the Revised Code, the division of parole and community services, bureau of adult detention (hereinafter referred to as "the bureau"), is charged with the investigation and supervision of county and municipal jails and workhouses.

(B) The bureau shall make on-site inspections of jails in the state of Ohio. Such inspections shall be scheduled in advance with written notice to the person in charge of the jail.

(C) Inspectors employed by the bureau shall have full access to all areas of a jail during an inspection and to all records relating to the operation of the facility. The facility's operational policies and procedures shall be consolidated into a manual and provided to the inspector upon request.

(D) The inspectors employed by the bureau shall ascertain compliance with the "Standards for Jails in Ohio," contained in rules 5120:1-8-01 to 5120:1-12-19 of the Administrative Code.

(E) The bureau may certify any jail which meets the minimum standards. The bureau may provisionally certify any jail upon completion of a compliance plan and the initiation of corrective action. The bureau may de-certify any jail upon re-inspection or determination of non-compliance. Any jail not certified or provisionally certified shall be considered "non-certified."

(F) The bureau may make such inspections and participate in such meetings as it deems necessary for the proper execution of the provisions of this rule. This rule shall not be construed as granting to the bureau the executive management responsibilities of local officials.

(G) Pursuant to section 5120.10 of the Revised Code, the department of rehabilitation and correction is required to approve, before adoption by the proper officials, plans for major renovation or new construction of jails, workhouses and municipal lockups.

Replaces: 5120:1-7-01

Effective: 10/20/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/09/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5120.01 , 5120.10
Rule Amplifies: 5120.10
Prior Effective Dates: 4/3/79, 1/2/81, 1/1/83, 6/2/86, 9/21/98, 7/1/05, 9/1/2011