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Rule 5120:1-12-04 | Holding.


(A) Twelve-hour facilities shall provide prisoners with sufficient space. The facility 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:

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

(B) Seating shall be provided in holding areas, holding cells, dayrooms and eating areas for each prisoner.

(C) Single cells/rooms and multiple occupancy cells/rooms shall provide the following:

(1) Air circulation of twenty cubic feet of outside or re-circulated 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 facility.

(2) Temperatures shall be maintained in a range between sixty-six to eighty degrees Fahrenheit.

(3) 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.

(D) Male and female prisoners shall be separated by sight, sound, and touch.

(E) Juvenile prisoners shall be separated by touch from adult prisoners.

Last updated November 30, 2023 at 3:23 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5120.01, 5120.10
Amplifies: 5120.10
Five Year Review Date: 1/3/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 1/2/1981, 1/1/1983, 6/1/1991, 9/21/1998