501 Kar 7:080. Sanitation; Hygiene

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/501/007/080.htm
Published: 2015

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      501 KAR 7:080.

Sanitation; hygiene.



441.045, 441.055


AUTHORITY: KRS 196.035, 197.020, 441.055


FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 441.055(1) requires the Department of Corrections

to promulgate administrative regulations establishing minimum standards for

jails that house state prisoners. This administrative regulation establishes

procedures for proper sanitation and hygiene in restricted custody centers.


      Section 1.

Procedures. (1) The jailer shall provide for:

      (a) The control of

vermin and pests; and

      (b) Both solid and

liquid waste disposal.

      (2) The jailer

shall have a written preventative maintenance plan which includes schedules


      (a) Cleaning

various specified locations and items in the center;

      (b) Inspections by

the jailer;

      (c) Trash and

garbage removal; and

      (d) Periodic

inspection and maintenance of specified mechanical equipment.

      (3) The center

shall have fresh, purified air circulating within each prisoner living and

activity area.

      (4) The center

shall furnish clean, sanitized bedding to prisoners, including:

      (a) One (1) penal


      (b) One (1)

blanket, if conditions require;

      (c) Two (2)


      (d) One (1)

pillow, if not part of the mattress; and

      (e) One (1)

pillowcase, if applicable.

      (5) Prisoner

bedding shall be cleaned on a regular basis according to the following


      (a) Sheets,

pillowcases, and mattress cover shall be cleaned at least once per week and

cleaned prior to reissue to another inmate;

      (b) Blankets shall

be laundered upon reissue or quarterly, whichever is sooner; and

      (c) Mattresses and

pillows shall be cleaned quarterly and cleaned prior to reissue to another


      (6) Each prisoner

shall be issued a clean towel. Towels shall be laundered at least twice weekly

and laundered prior to reissue to another inmate. Prisoners shall not be

required to be without a towel while laundry is being processed.

      (7) Provisions

shall be made for laundering prisoner clothing at least twice weekly. Prisoners

shall not be required to be without clean clothing while laundry is being


      (8) Floors,

toilets, and sinks shall be cleaned daily or more often as necessary.

      (9) Showers shall

be cleaned on at least a weekly basis.

      (10)(a) Prisoners

shall be issued or permitted to obtain the following hygienic items:

      1. Soap;

      2. Toothbrush;

      3. Toothpaste;

      4. Toilet paper;


      5. Female sanitary

supplies, if applicable.

      (b) An indigent

prisoner shall be furnished these items by the center.

      (11) Hair cutting

services or sanitized hair cutting equipment shall be available to all

prisoners. (13 Ky.R. 823; eff.

11-11-86; Am. 26 Ky.R. 181; Am. 27 Ky.R. 91; eff. 7-17-2000; 31 Ky.R. 1575;

1807; eff. 5-26-05; 34 Ky.R. 1193; 1972; eff. 3-7-2008; 37 Ky.R. 2981; 38 Ky.R.

588; eff. 10-7-11.)