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Stephens County Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
Stephens County 
Report Date
Number of days
Jackie Semmler 
Original Report
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Notes and Summary
  • After reviewing documentation for visual face-to-face observations, it was determined that staff exceeded the required visual face-to-face observation of inmates in detox and holding anywhere from 15 minutes to over an one hour over the required 30 minute time period.
  • After reviewing a random selection of inmate files, it was determined that the medical instructions of the doctor were not being followed. In one file, the doctor ordered Vitamin D and B12 for an inmate on 11/25/2015. The Medical Administration Records reveal that the inmate did not receive the vitamins as prescribed.
  • On March 14, 2016, an inmate was booked into the Stephens Co. Jail that had a match on a CCQ and indicators on the screening form that the inmate has been diagnosed with a mental illness. The magistrate and supervisor were not notified as required.
  • The facilities approved operational plan indicates various stages of suicide watches. Staff exceeded the approved 15 minute watch by as little as 1 minute and up to 19 minutes over the 15 minute watch.
  • Inmates are not being supervised by facility staff in the kitchen area during food preparation and during the serving/prepping of the trays.
Violation Types
  • Admission - Chapter 265: Admission
  • Food Service - Chapter 281: Food Service
  • Health Services - Chapter 273: Health Services

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