1936/1944 Jail Rules Booklet
Forerunner to Current Statewide Minimum Standards
when circumstances require. laundry work should be done in the jail laundry or at some point outside the jail if no laundry facilities are available. Washing and drying of clothing in jail corridors or bath rooms should not be permitted. The sheriff or official in charge should insist that the jail be kept in good condition at all times.
Sentenced prisoners should be kept employed when practicable. Although the law permits no work by a prisoner for a private individual, firm, association or corporation, the board of supervisors or county judge may prescribe the kind of labor at which sentenced prisoners may be employed. This work which must be for the state, county or municipality may be outside the jail, or in an adjoining county, constructing and repairing public buildings, of the county, constructing or repairing highways or preparing materials for highway construction. In some counties prisoners are employed on county farms, and in others in caring for county grounds and
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