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NCJ Number: 77214 Find in a Library
Title: Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio Four-hour Facility
Corporate Author: Ohio Division of Parole and Community Services
United States of America

Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention Facilities and Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention Facilities and Services
Columbus, OH 43229
Ohio Division of Parole and Community Services
Columbus, OH 43229
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Minimum standards for all local jails in Ohio that house prisoners not longer than 4 hours are presented; standards were promulgated by the Bureau of Adult Detention Facilities and Services in accordance with State code requirements.
Abstract: The standards, which were developed in 1978 and revised in 1980, represent a consensus of professional opinion, based upon extensive research of legal requirements, existing standards, and practical experience. They are considered to be the minimum conditions necessary to ensure the safe, efficient, effective, and legal operation of a jail. The standards are intended to serve as a basis for evaluating Ohio jails both individually and collectively to promote improvement. Subject areas addressed in the standards include reception and release of offenders, classification, security, housing, sanitation and environmental conditions, and communication. Additional topics covered are visitation regulations, medical treatment, recreation and programs, discipline, greievance procedures, staff training, and ethical considerations. Each jail is required to develop policies and procedures governing the reception, orientation, and release of prisoners. A booking record is made of every commitment. The record must include time and date of commitment, name and alias, charge, authority ordering commitment, date of birth, race, sex, address, marital status, next of kin, employer, and medical condition. In 4-hour facilities, adult and juvenile and male and female prisoners are to be housed separately at all times. Each jail must develop written policies and procedures for ensuring the safe and sanitary conditions of the jail. Furthermore, all building elements must be structurally sound, clean, and in good repair, and every jail must have emergency medical treatment available on a 24-hour basis for all prisoners. Finally, each facility must establish and post a procedure whereby a prisoner may express a grievance to the facility administrator. A glossary is provided with the standards.
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Detention; Jails; Ohio
Note: Second edition
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