TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER e: COUNTY STANDARDS
PART 2602 COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION STANDARDS
SECTION 2602.100 CLOTHING, PERSONAL HYGIENE, GROOMING


 

Section 2602.100  Clothing, Personal Hygiene, Grooming

 

a)         Introduction

Good personal grooming habits can be considered part of the treatment program, whereby a youth enhances his morale, self-respect, and health. Development of a good attitude toward personal hygiene and grooming should be encouraged.

 

b)         Minimum Standards

 

1)         Cleanliness

Mechanical washing, drying equipment, and cleaning agents must be provided when youth are required to supply and wear personal clothing.

 

A)        If youth are required to wash and dry their personal clothing, a staff member shall supervise and instruct youth in the proper use of cleaning aids during the washing process.

 

B)        When clothing is provided by the facility, clean clothing shall be issued at least three times weekly.

 

C)        Underclothing and socks shall be changed daily.

 

2)         Grooming and Personal Hygiene

 

A)        Hair combs for male youth and hair brushes for female youth are acceptable.  They shall be furnished upon admission to youth without funds.

 

B)        Bathing or showering shall be required at least three times weekly except as amended by medical advice in individual cases.

 

C)        Youth shall not be required to shave.

 

i)          Detained males shall be permitted to shave as often as necessary. Shaving equipment shall be made available.

 

ii)         Detained females shall be provided with shaving supplies appropriate for personal hygiene needs.

 

D)        Barber and beautician services shall be made accessible but must not violate required security measures.  Hair shall be kept neat and clean.

 

i)          There shall be no standard hair length or style required.

 

ii)         Sideburns, mustaches, and beards are acceptable.

 

E)        Female youth shall be provided articles for feminine hygiene.

 

F)         When a youth abuses the requirement of neat and clean grooming, the superintendent may designate grooming standards to be maintained by the youth.

 

c)         Recommendations

 

1)         Disposable toothbrushes should be considered.

 

2)         Daily shower or bath should be encouraged.