Minnesota Administrative Rules
Agency 121 - Corrections Department
Chapter 2900 - NEW CORRECTIONS FACILITIES
Part 2900.0100 - GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CORRECTIONS FACILITIES
PART 2900.0100. GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CORRECTIONS FACILITIES
Subpart 1. Application.
All rules contained herein, except to the extent exceptions are stated, shall apply to each holding facility, lockup, jail, and adult corrections center.
Subp. 2. Compliance with state and federal regulations.
All construction shall comply with regulations required by the State Building Code, adopted by the state of Minnesota and standards stated herein applicable to the facility's classification and security classification of prisoners confined.
Wherever specific mention of a construction condition or specification is not made, the requirements of the State Building Code, the fire marshal, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and any other federal or state regulating agency with lawful authority to define construction requirements shall apply.
Subp. 3. Specifications to be followed for measurements, gauges, quality, volume, intensity.
Where mention is not made of measurements, gauges, quality, volume, intensity, or some other such characteristic with respect to security areas or products, such specifications shall be equal to or exceed those required by established security product manufacturers in the field of jail and prison hardware and equipment.
Where mention is made of measurements, gauges, quality, volume, intensity, or some other such characteristic, gauges, quality, volume, intensity, or whatever other characteristic equal to or exceeding the specifications presented herein shall be acceptable. Where such equivalent products are to be used, a letter certifying that such products are equal to or exceed the specifications noted herein, shall be filed with the architect, owner, and Department of Corrections by the manufacturer of such product prior to department approval of any new construction. Whenever an article or material is defined by describing a proprietary product or by using the name of the manufacturer, the term, "or architect/engineer approved equivalent" if not inserted, shall be implied.
Subp. 4. Security accommodations to be provided.
Lockups, jails, and adult corrections centers shall be designed to accommodate maximum, medium, and minimum security prisoners and shall provide maximum, medium, and minimum security living accommodations. Holding facilities shall minimally provide medium security living accommodations for prisoners. They are not required to provide maximum or minimum security accommodations. Adult corrections facilities designed and approved by the department to accept only one classification of prisoner (maximum, medium, or minimum) may have the capability of providing security of that classification only.
Statutory Authority: MS s 401.03