Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-2-3-.04 - Personal Hygiene

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Inmates shall be furnished the basic necessities to maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness. Necessities shall include, but not be limited to, soap, razor blades or other shaving devices, toothbrushes, toothpaste or powder, etc. Female inmates shall be provided additional hygiene items as required.
(2) Inmates who are assigned to daily work details are required to bathe daily.
(3) Inmates assigned to Food Service duties shall be required to bathe prior to reporting to their shift for such detail.
(4) Freshly laundered work uniforms shall be issued as necessary to maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness and a neat appearance. As a minimum, clean uniforms shall be issued once a week.
(5) Bedding shall be maintained in a sanitary condition by laundering linens/bedding and spraying mattresses/pillows with a disinfectant (Lysol or equivalent). Sheets and pillow cases shall be changed at least once a week. Pillows and mattresses shall be inspected and aired monthly if indicated for the specific composition, and soiled or damaged items shall be cleaned, disinfected and/or replaced as required. Blankets and mattress covers shall be laundered as necessary.
(6) Barber shops shall be maintained in accordance with standards established by the Department of Public Health or County Board of Health, as applicable. Each inmate shall have a conventional haircut. Hair shall not be longer than three (3) inches; shall not extend beyond a point which would reach the collar on an ordinary shirt; and shall not cover any part of the ears or eyebrows. Inmates may wear sideburns no longer than a point even with the bottom of the ear canal. Mustaches are permitted, but shall not extend beyond the edge of the mouth and must be kept neat and trimmed at all times. Goatees, beards, and similar facial adornments are prohibited, unless medically indicated.
(7) A foot locker and/or wall locker or other appropriate storage space shall be provided to each inmate. Each inmate shall be required to maintain his (her) personal effects and his (her) assigned area in a neat, orderly and sanitary condition at all times.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-2-3-.04
Ga. Constitution 1982, 1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs. 42-2-11, 42-5-53, 42-5-55, 42-10-2.
Rule entitled "Personal Hygiene" adopted as R. 415-2-3-.04. F. Nov. 14, 1984; eff. Dec. 4, 1984, renumbered as R. 125-2-3-.04 of same title. F. June 28, 1985; eff. July 20, 1985, as specified by the Agency. Amended: F. Feb. 17, 1986; eff. Mar. 9, 1986. Amended: F. July 13, 1998; eff. August 2, 1998. Amended: F. Feb. 6, 2003; eff. Feb. 26, 2003.

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