During the smoke test and fire drill, the jail staff failed to respond to the inspectors smoke activated fire drill on two separate occasions in two separate locations.
During the walk-through of the jail, the fire panel was observed to be in two different trouble modes. The staff advised that the fire panel had been in a trouble mode since Saturday (10/13/2018). At the time of the observed trouble modes, the administration had not scheduled an appointment with or contacted the vendor.
While attempting to review the VRSS Logs, it was determined that the staff is not reporting inmates through the VRSS system or maintaining a VRSS log as required by minimum jail standards.
While reviewing inmate files, it was observed that the staff was not completing the mental health/suicide screening form in its entirety. On one occasion, the staff was not able to confirm that the magistrate was notified either in writing or electronically.
This inspector observed the jail staff leave the control room unattended. As a result, there was no one to answer intercoms when the intercom were activated.
While conducting the walking-through the jail, this inspector observed that the lunch served did not match any of the dietitian approved menus on file.