1936/1944 Jail Rules Booklet
Forerunner to Current Statewide Minimum Standards
oners humanely and maintain proper discipline. The only punishments permitted by law are solitary confinement on bread and water for a reasonable length of time under the advice of the physician, and the deprivation of privileges.
Boisterous conduct, shouting loud obscene and profane language should not be permitted.
Formulate a set of rules for your jail, if not already available, a post a copy in each department.
So-called "Kangaroo Courts" in which prisoners assume to themselves the authority to assess fines or impose punishments on other inmates who do not confirm to certain self-imposed regulations should not be tolerated.
Under provisions of the Correction Law (Section 250) every person sentenced to a county jail or jail farm for a definite term of not to exceed one year, exclusive of any term which may be imposed as an alternative to the payment of a fine, may receive a discretion-
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