1936/1944 Jail Rules Booklet
Forerunner to Current Statewide Minimum Standards
The NY Correction History Society presents text from the SCOC's oldest Regulations for Management of County Jails booklet.

Page 19 of 28 pages.

housed should be properly heated, lighted and ventilated. Each cell should be equipped with a toilet and lavatory of the type approved by the Commission. There should be at least one shower bath in each section ob all floors; the department for females may be provided with tub bath. The supply of hot and cold water should be adquate. Toilet paper, and paper or other towels should be provided.

County Jail Regulations Page 19.
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The walls, unless of glazed brick or like material, and steel work should be painted with light-colored, hard-surface pain which can be washed. A supply of paint should be kept on hand and used when necessary. Boards of Supervisors should furnish all paints necessary. There is no excuse for dirt in jail. Each prisoner should be responsible for the cleanliness of his cell and it should be kept clean at all times. Beds should be made up when the prisoners arise in the morning. Walls should not be marked nor should inmates be permitted to paste pictures on the walls of their cells. The corridors should be kept free from litter. The jail


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