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Part 2.  Local Confinement Facilities.

§ 153A‑216.  Legislative policy.

The policy of the General Assembly with respect to local confinementfacilities is:

(1)        Local confinement facilities should provide secure custodyof persons confined therein in order to protect the community and should beoperated so as to protect the health and welfare of prisoners and provide fortheir humane treatment.

(2)        Minimum statewide standards should be provided to guide andassist local governments in planning, constructing, and maintaining confinementfacilities and in developing programs that provide for humane treatment ofprisoners and contribute to the rehabilitation of offenders.

(3)        The State should provide services to local governments tohelp improve the quality of administration and local confinement facilities. These services should include inspection, consultation, technical assistance,and other appropriate services.

(4)        Adequate qualifications and training of the personnel oflocal confinement facilities are essential to improving the quality of thesefacilities.  The State shall establish entry level employment standards forjailers and supervisory and administrative personnel of local confinementfacilities to include training as a condition of employment in a localconfinement facility pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 17C and Chapter 17Eand the rules promulgated thereunder. (1967, c. 581, s. 2; 1973, c. 822, s. 1; 1983, c. 745, s. 4.)