5120:1-7-01 Investigation and supervision of jails and workhouses.

(A) Pursuant to section 5120.10 of the Revised Code, the division of parole and community services is charged with the investigation and supervision of county and municipal jails and workhouses.

(B) The division shall manage annual 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) One or more inspectors employed by the division 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 division shall ascertain compliance with the "Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio," contained in rules 5120:1-8-01 to 5120:1-12- 18of the Administrative Code.

(E) The division may manage 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 division the executive management responsibilities of local officials.

(F) 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.

Effective: 07/26/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/30/2013 and 07/26/2018
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