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Wilson County Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
Wilson County 
Report Date
05/23/2017 
Number of days
unknown 
Inspector
Phillip Bosquez 
Original Report
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Notes and Summary
  • A Fire Alarm Deficiency Notification Report from Simplex Grinnell indicated that two (2) batteries needed to be replaced and three (3) smoke detectors were not functioning. The inoperable smoke detectors were located in the following locations: 1. In the Administration Room by Medical Dept.; 2. In the hall by the Detoxification Area; and 3.
    In the Multi-Purpose Room 2. When tested, no alarm was indicated. Due to inoperable detectors, the fire detection and alarm system did not provide automatic fire detection in these areas as required by minimum jail standards.
  • The fire alarm panel in the Wilson Co. Jail received a Blue Annual Inspection Tag on March 28, 2017. On the same day, the panel was also Red Tagged due to two (2) batteries needing to be replaced and three (3) inoperable smoke detectors.
  • The fire alarm panel in the Wilson County Annex (courts) has not been inspected since January of 2016 when the installation tag was placed on the system. The fire alarm panel is at least four (4) months past due for an inspection as required by minimum jail standards.
  • Inmates in the holding/detox cells were not being observed by jailers once every 30 minutes as required by minimum jail standards. The documentation reviewed shows a clear and consistent pattern of face to face observations going over the 30 minute requirement by 5 minutes on every other check that is conducted by staff.
  • Inmates known to be assaultive, potentially suicidal, mentally ill, or who have demonstrated bizarre behavior were not being observed by jailers once every 30 minutes as required by minimum jail standards. The documentation reviewed shows a clear and consistent pattern of face to face observations going over the 30 minute requirement by 5 minutes on every other check that is conducted by staff.
  • During the review of the menus, it was determined that the last review by a licensed dietician was on April 14, 2016 which puts the review almost 1.5 months past due.
  • During review of disciplinary paperwork, multiple files revealed that hearings, sanctions and waivers were all taking place on the same day inmates received notice of charges against them. In these cases, the inmates did not receive the required 24 hour due process period as required by minimum jail standards. In other cases, the
    inmates requested a hearing and the hearing information sheet is left blank with no time or date noted on the form. However, punishment was rendered without following due process requirements.
Violation Types
  • Admission - Chapter 265: Admission
  • Discipline And Grievances - Chapter 283: Discipline and Grievances
  • Food Service - Chapter 281: Food Service
  • Life Safety Rules
  • Supervision Of Inmates

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