Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 37||PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS|
|PART 9||TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS|
|CHAPTER 259||NEW CONSTRUCTION RULES|
|SUBCHAPTER G||TEMPORARY HOUSING--BUILDINGS|
|RULE §259.616||Sanitary Facilities|
A shower, toilet, and lavatory, which are accessible at all times, shall be provided for each group or increment of 12 inmates. In housing areas other than minimum security or direct supervision, showers, toilets, and lavatories shall be constructed in such manner and of such material so as to resist vandalism. Warm water shall be provided at all lavatories and showers. Warm water temperature shall be between 100 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Sanitary facilities should be within the inmate living and day room areas. Sanitary facilities shall be within reasonable proximity to inmate living and day room areas and accessible by walkways which are covered or other means provided which will protect inmates from inclement weather. A separate toilet should be available for staff.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §259.616 adopted to be effective April 28, 1994, 19 TexReg 2960; amended to be effective June 14, 1996, 21 TexReg 5001.|