(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
(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
(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.
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
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.