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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 15. Department Of Corrections
Chapter 40. Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups
12/5/2020

6VAC15-40-1160. Appropriate lighting and heating.

A. All housing and activity areas shall provide for appropriate lighting and heating.

B. Appropriate lighting shall be at least 20 footcandles at desk level and in personal grooming area.

C. Heat shall be evenly distributed in all rooms so that a temperature no less than 65°F is maintained. Air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems, such as electric fans, shall be provided when the temperature exceeds 85°F.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-68, 53.1-131 and 53.1-133.01 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-001 § 6.7, eff. April 1, 1987; amended, Volume 04, Issue 09, eff. April 1, 1988; Volume 07, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1991; Volume 09, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1995.

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