Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 348.05 - Physical environment

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) SLEEPING ROOMS.
(a) Sleeping rooms shall provide not less than 56 square feet for single occupancy and 100 square feet for double occupancy. The distance between the floor and ceiling may not be less than 8 feet and the distance between walls may not be less than 7 feet.
(b) Each occupant of a sleeping room shall have a bed, desk, chair and storage area for personal property.
(c) Sleeping rooms shall be provided with light of at least 10 footcandles and with the capability to reduce lighting during sleeping hours to a level which permits security checks.
(d) Each sleeping room shall be equipped with a door and shall have an observation panel which permits security checks.
(e) Locks, if provided on sleeping room doors, may not prevent the occupant or occupants from leaving the room.
(2) DORMITORIES.
(a) Dormitories shall have a minimum floor area of 50 square feet per occupant and a floor to ceiling height of not less than 8 feet.
(b) A secured locker for clothing and personal property shall be provided for each occupant of the dormitory.
(c) The number of beds in each dormitory may not exceed the number of occupants indicated by square footage requirements specified in par. (a).
(d) Dormitories shall be provided with light of at least 10 footcandles and with the ability to reduce lighting during sleeping hours to a level which permits security checks.
(e) Locks, if provided on entrance and exit doors of a dormitory, may not prevent the occupants from leaving the dormitory.
(3) DAYROOMS.
(a) All sleeping rooms and dormitories shall be provided with one or more dayrooms in their immediate vicinity that are accessible to inmates. A dayroom shall provide a minimum of 35 square feet for each occupant of the dormitories and sleeping rooms which have access to it. The distance between the ceiling and floor of a dayroom shall be at least 8 feet.
(b) Each dayroom shall have sufficient tables and seating for the number of occupants of the dormitories and sleeping rooms that have access to it.
(c) Lighting in dayrooms may not be less than 10 footcandles.
(4) MULTIPURPOSE ROOM. Each facility shall provide a multipurpose room for recreation and physical exercise. The multipurpose room shall have a minimum of either 300 square feet or 35 square feet per occupant at maximum capacity of the facility, whichever is greater.
(5) VISITING AREA. Each facility shall provide a visiting area separate from inmate sleeping rooms, dormitories, dayrooms and multipurpose rooms. Space in the visiting area shall be sufficient to permit 10% of the maximum population of the facility to visit at the same time.
(6) RECEIVING AND PROCESSING AREA. Each facility shall have an area for receiving and processing inmates. The area shall be immediately adjacent to the entrance of the facility and shall be designed so that activities conducted within the area cannot be viewed by the public.
(7) TOILET AND BATHING FACILITIES. The facility shall have sufficient washbasins, stools and urinals, and showers or bathtubs. The minimum number of bathroom fixtures is specified in Table DOC 348.05.

TABLE DOC 348.05

REQUIRED BATHROOM FIXTURES

Stools

Urinals

Washbasins

Bathtubs or Shower

Males

Females

Males

One stool for every 8 males or fraction thereof

One stool for every 8 females or fraction thereof

Urinals maybe substituted for up to 2/3 of the required number of stools

One washbasin for every 8 persons or fraction thereof

One bathtub or shower for every 10 persons or fraction thereof

(8) DOORS AND LOCKS.
(a) Each entrance and exit door to the facility shall be equipped with a locking mechanism that prevents unauthorized entry. The locking mechanism may not prevent exiting by inmates or staff.
(b) Entrance and exit doors shall be provided with an indicator light in the staff area and with an alarm system which will sound when the door is opened without authorization.
(c) Entrance doors shall have vision panels to permit identification of individuals before they enter the facility.
(9) WINDOW SCREENS. All windows accessible to inmates shall have screens of .047 gauge with tensile strength of 1600 pounds per linear inch after weaving to prevent the introduction of contraband.
(10) EXTERIOR APPROACHES. The exterior of the facility and approaches to the facility shall be well lighted at night to permit observation of persons approaching the building.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 348.05
Cr. Register, August, 1987, No. 380, eff. 9-1-87.

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