Juvenile Code: General Provisions and Definitions

ORS 419A.052
Specifications of facilities


Suitable detention facilities must be of Class I construction and comply with the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code. In addition, the facilities must provide:


Sanitary drinking water in living units and dayrooms;


Toilets and washbasins accessible to detainees in all housing and activity areas;


At least one shower for every 10 detainees;


A heating system and all equipment required to ensure healthful and comfortable living and working conditions, and that maintains a temperature no lower than 64 degrees;


Lighting at 20 foot-candles density; and


Verbal or mechanical communications from sleeping rooms to staff.


New or major renovated facilities must conform to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section and must also provide:


That any single sleeping rooms located therein are at least 70 square feet and that any dormitories located therein are at least 50 square feet per detainee and house no more than five detainees each;


At least one toilet and washbasin for every five detainees;


Corridors of at least six feet in width;


Thirty square feet of dayroom space per detainee;


Heating units capable of maintaining 68 to 85 degrees temperature;


Tamper-proof lighting with capability of 20 foot-candles;


Air circulation of 10 cubic feet of fresh air per minute, per detainee;


Sleeping rooms’ water valves accessible for staff control;


Rooms provided for classes, library, arts and crafts; and


Indoor and outdoor recreation and exercise areas. [1993 c.33 §9; 1999 c.59 §117; 2003 c.396 §10]


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