This issue continues from the April 22 Special Inspection when the jail failed to follow the nurse’s directive to take an inmate to the emergency room for further care. After a thorough investigation of several complaints, it was learned on at least two occasions that medical staff gave jail staff instructions to take inmates out of the facility for further medical care and the jail staff did not follow these instructions
Staff were unable to produce documentation related to incidents involving physical harm or serious threat of physical harm to members of the inmate population.
Staff failed to have medication reviewed by a qualified professional prior to issuing medication to the inmate.
During a Special Inspection on August 18, 2022, through a complaint it was determined that the jail staff exceeded the 15-minute observation checks by 1 to 10 minutes and the log was also deficient on the required details of types of observation checks that were performed. During this reinspection, the deficiency continues as the inspection team reviewed restraint chair logs from April 2023. They observation checks that exceeded the standard by 2 to 12 minutes in time on multiple occasions on the respective logs.
The Jail failed to meet the 1 to 48 ratio for several months on various days ranging from January through March of 2023 on day and night shifts(12 hr.)
During the review of staff licensing it was determined that five staff members appointed as temporary jailers were not registered for a basic licensing course on or before the 90th day after appointment.
The jail failed to report known serious incidents at their facility on several different months to TCJS during their monthly submission.