Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 1. Program and Service Areas

6VAC15-45-500. General inmate housing areas.

Inmates assigned to general inmate housing areas shall have access to the following (special housing requirements may be altered to ensure inmate staff safety and security):

1. A toilet above floor level which is available for use without staff assistance twenty-four hours a day.

2. A wash basin with potable, hot and cold water.

3. A bed above floor level.

4. Enclosable storage space or locker.

5. Natural lighting.

6. Special use housing requirements may be altered to ensure inmate staff safety and security.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-510. Exercise and recreation space.

Space outside the cell or room shall be provided for inmate exercises and leisure time activities.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-520. Visiting space.

Space shall be provided for a visiting room or area for contact visiting and, if required, non-contact visiting. There shall be a designated space to permit screening and searching of both inmates and visitors.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-530. Accommodations for the disabled.

Disabled inmates shall be housed in a manner that provides for their safety and security. Rooms, cells, or housing units used by the disabled shall be designed for their use and provide for integration with the general population. Appropriate facility programs and activities shall be accessible to disabled inmates confined in the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-540. Storage space for bedding, clothing, supplies.

Space shall be provided at the facility to store and issue clothing, bedding, cleaning supplies, inmates' property, and other items required for daily operations.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.5; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-550. Space for administrative use.

Adequate space shall be provided for administrative, security, professional, and clerical staff; this space shall include conference rooms, storage room for records, public lobby, and toilet facilities. Adequate space shall be provided for janitorial closets accessible to the living and activity areas.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.6; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-560. Space for mechanical and electrical equipment.

Separate and adequate space shall be provided for mechanical and electrical equipment.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 7.7; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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