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243.53 Correctional institutions; occupancy limits of cells.

Subdivision 1. Separate cells. (a) When there are sufficient cells available, each inmate shall be confined in a separate cell. Each inmate shall be confined in a separate cell in institutions classified by the commissioner as custody level five and six institutions. This requirement does not apply to the following:

(1) geriatric dormitory-type facilities;

(2) honor dormitory-type facilities; and

(3) any other multiple occupancy facility at a custody level five or six institution that confines inmates who could be confined in an institution at custody level four or lower.

(b) Correctional institutions classified by the commissioner as custody level one, two, three, or four institutions must permit multiple occupancy, except segregation units, to the greatest extent possible.

Subd. 2. Repealed, 1997 c 238 s 6

HIST: (10801) RL s 5439; 1992 c 571 art 11 s 2; 1997 c 238 s 2; 2001 c 210 s 14