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Subject 125-2-2 BUILDING AND HOUSING STANDARDS

Rule 125-2-2-.01 Facilities

All buildings which house offenders at facilities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Corrections shall meet the following criteria:

(a) The physical aspects of each building shall conform to the security requirements dictated by the classification of offenders to be housed therein.
(b) Buildings shall meet or exceed the minimum fire safety standards as established by the State Fire Marshall's office.

Rule 125-2-2-.02 New Construction or Alterations

The approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections or his authorized representative shall be required prior to the initiation of any new construction or significant modification of existing facilities at any institution under Board jurisdiction.

Rule 125-2-2-.03 Maintenance

Facility Administrators shall maintain buildings, facilities, and installed equipment in a manner which will assure continued effective use of those assets for the purposes for which they were created. Facility Administrators shall, to the extent achievable within available resources, comply with statewide policies and procedures as established by the Director of Central Plant Operations and Maintenance.

Rule 125-2-2-.04 Name Designation of State Prison/Center or Part Thereof

1. Requests to name or rename a state prison/center, or any portion thereof, in honor of an individual, will be considered on a case by case basis. Requests for this honor shall meet the criteria for the type of facility as outlined:
a. For State Prisons:
(1) He/She shall have made a significant contribution to the public good, or provided outstanding public service in the field of corrections or criminal justice within the State of Georgia.
(2) He/She shall be deceased.
b. For Centers or portions of a State Prison/Center:
(1) The criteria is the same as outlined for a state prison except the individual may be living.

NOTE: If a center, or portion of a state prison or center, is named for a living person, the Board may reconsider the naming request should circumstances involving the person adversely impact the Georgia Department of Corrections.

2. Requests, including justification, shall be submitted in writing to the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections. The Commissioner, or designee, will review all requests and report to the Facilities Committee of the Board his/her recommendation.
3. The Facilities Committee of the Board will review the request and make a recommendation as to adoption at the Board's next scheduled meeting. The Board will take the matter under advisement for a period of 30 days to provide each member adequate time to review the proposal. The Board, at its discretion, may consider the positive impact of the request in regards to the person, township, municipality, county, or region of the State of Georgia and may consider the historical significance of the current name in the course of deliberation.
4. Approval to name shall be by a simple majority vote of the Board and authorized by a signed resolution.
5. Approval to rename shall be by a 3/4 majority vote of the Board and authorized by a signed resolution.
6. When the Board of Corrections adopts a resolution to name or rename a state prison/center, the Commissioner will notify the Division Director of Facilities Division and the Director of Public Information.
a. The Division Director of Facilities Division will insure the appropriate signage is posted designating the state prison/center's new name.
b. The Director of Public Information will issue a press release announcing the new name. A ceremony honoring the new name may be held at the state prison/center. The Office of Public Information will notify the family of the person for whom the state prison/center is being named, the Board of Corrections, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, departmental staff, and all other affected individuals involved of the specifics of the ceremony.