2020 Georgia Code
Title 42 - Penal Institutions
Chapter 5 - Correctional Institutions of State and Counties
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 42-5-10. Promulgation of Rules Governing Plans and Specifications for New Correctional Institutions; Certification of Acceptability of Old Facilities by State Fire Marshal
The board shall prescribe by rule and regulation the required plans and specifications defining the size and type of construction and materials to be employed in constructing all state and county correctional institutions. The specifications shall require that the buildings be as nearly free from fire hazards and as nearly escape-proof as is possible under all circumstances. A certificate of approval from the state fire marshal shall be conclusive as to the acceptability of all old state or county correctional institutions from a standpoint of fire hazard. No county shall establish a county correctional institution until its establishment and the plans and specifications thereof have been approved by the board.
(Ga. L. 1956, p. 161, § 17.)
OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Dormitory standard set by board cannot fall below standard set by Safety Fire Commissioner.
- The Board of Offender Rehabilitation (Corrections) has authority to require a prison dormitory of any standard, so long as the standard is not below that set by the Georgia Safety Fire Commission (now Safety Fire Commissioner). 1954-56 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 526.