Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
4/23/2024

6VAC15-81-1390. Lockups and cells.

A. Lockups shall be composed of individual or group cells.

B. Cells shall be designed to contain a minimum of 45 square feet for single occupancy cells plus 15 square feet per inmate for each additional inmate for which the cell is designed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1400. Separation.

The facility shall be designed for the necessary sight and sound separation of males, females, and, if planned, of juveniles and with consideration to PREA.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1410. Floor drains.

Sufficient floor water drains shall be provided throughout the lockup to prevent water from standing on the floors.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1420. Monitoring.

A. Lockups shall be designed to facilitate monitoring by direct visual observation with backup by CCTV.

B. Consideration shall be given to appropriate traffic patterns; groups of functions; facilitating ease of movement to, from, and within functions; clear sightlines to eliminate blind spots; efficiency and economy of staffing; PREA; and facilitating a smooth, logical, and orderly sequence of operation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1430. Fixtures for inmates.

Each cell shall be provided with a stainless steel combination toilet and lavatory with hot and cold running water with an integral drinking fountain.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1440. Cell furnishings.

Each cell shall be equipped with a stationary steel or concrete wall bunk or bench.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1450. Secure space.

Secure space shall be provided for inmate records, logs, and storage and inventory of inmate property.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1460. Telephones.

Telephones shall be available for use by inmates in the admissions area.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1470. Visiting space.

Space for confidential attorney visiting shall be provided.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

6VAC15-81-1480. Construction requirements.

All components of cells, sally ports, and the room or space containing the cells shall meet the requirements for maximum security construction in this chapter unless otherwise specified in this part.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-80, and 53.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 12, eff. March 8, 2018.

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