While conducting the walk-through of the facility, it was discovered that the electrical receptacles had been completely removed and exposed wiring was present in Separation Cells 248, 249 and 253.
During the review of quarterly fire drill training, it was discovered that Jailer O. Martinez did not have any documented training for multiple calendar quarters in 2016 and none documented in 2017. Jailer C. Castillo did not have documented training for the first quarter of 2017. Jailer H. Jaramillo was transferred from dispatch into the jail where he
worked for a couple of weeks before receiving his initial training. He had been a jailer previously but had been out of the jail for over a year and needed the training upon his return.
The facility had not completed a Quarterly Fire Prevention Checklist for 2017. The last one completed was in November of 2016. This was listed as an area of technical assistance in last year’s annual inspection.
The administration failed to continue to upload inmate information to the Veterans
Administration Website for verification as required. This inspector provided technical
assistance during last year’s annual inspection by training the staff on how to upload the information into the website. They failed to continue the uploading process as required.
During the review of inmate medical records and mental health screening forms, the magistrate, mental health and medical were not always being notified as required. Officers were conducting good interviews and noting down relevant information such
as prior / current mental health issues, previous suicide attempts, inmates fears and several “red flags”. However, after conducting these interviews, the proper notifications were not transpiring on a consistent basis.
While reviewing logs on restraints and the use of a restraint chair, it was determined that the observation rounds were normally 10 to 15 minutes over the requirement. It was also discovered that inmates were in the restraints over the two hour limit with no medical checks being conducted as outlined in the standard. In the majority of logs
reviewed, the time/date of when restraints were applied and/or removed was not documented.
During the course of the walk-through of the facility, it was discovered that the intercoms in Holding Cells 209, 210 and both detox cells were inoperable. The administration was informed to take all the cells off-line for use until repairs were completed.
The menu’s being utilized at the Duval Co. Jail showed a signature of a dietician but not the date that they were reviewed. Therefore, this inspector could not determine when they had been reviewed.
While reviewing the documentation for physical recreation, it was determined that the inmates are not being allowed one hour of physical exercise at least three days per week as required. Interviews with inmates substantiated the documentation review by this inspector.