TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER g: MUNICIPAL STANDARDS
PART 720 MUNICIPAL JAIL AND LOCKUP STANDARDS
SECTION 720.40 MINIMUM PHYSICAL STANDARDS – EXISTING BUILDINGS


 

Section 720.40 Minimum Physical Standards Existing Buildings

 

The building in which a jail is located must:

 

a) Conform to the building, fire, safety, and health requirements of local, State, and federal authorities. State of Illinois standards for a jail which exceed those of a federal or local authority shall take precedence.

 

b) Be well lighted to provide at least 20 footcandles at 30" above the floor in the detention area and in other parts of the jail.

 

c) Be heated and cooled according to the season with a system designed to eliminate disagreeable odors and to routinely provide temperatures within the normal comfort zone (67 to 85 F).

 

d) Have electrical conduits, fixtures, switches, and outlets that are inaccessible to the reach of detained persons or that are of tamper proof construction.

 

e) Have all exterior windows in the detention area security screened or barred. Those exterior windows that can be opened must also be insect screened.

 

(Source: Amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 19227, effective November 1, 1998)