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 22 of 28 pages.

buildings. In every county jail there is daily institutional work to be done. Every part of a jail should be kept spick and span. Although prisoners, other than those serving sentences, cannot be compelled to work under the law, they may be permitted to do so if they so desire.

County Jail Regulations Page 22.
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Painting, repairing, cleaning. laundering, etc. offer daily opportunities for employment. Adequate facilities laundering should be a part of every jail's equipment.

Prisoners should be carefully supervised when at work, especially when their employment is outside the jail, to guard against escapes, and to prevent smuggling contraband into the jail. Every person having charge of prisoners outside the jail should be deputized and responsible to the sheriff. Extreme care should be exercised in the selection of trusties.


It is the duty of the sheriff or other officer in charge of a jail to treat all pris-


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