InmateVisualandSecurityChecks We recently had an incident in which inmates housed in their cell, beat the glass from their cell window leading out to the pipe chase with a shower handle and attempted to pry open the window panes to attempt an escape from the facility. When this was unsuccessful they covered the window with a newspaper to hide the damage. Approximately 12 Hours elapsed before any staff members noticed the damage to the cells window. The inmates that attempted this were on a 15 minute check sheet which required a physical visual check of the inmates and their cell. Fortunately, the inmates were unable to get out of their cell and make an escape attempt. In order to prevent another situation like this from reoccurring, a review of InmateVisualandSecurityChecks is being conducted.
InmateVisualandSecurityChecks Cont. The purpose of inmate visual checks is to ensure the safety and welfare of the inmates and to verify each individual housing area (cells/day rooms) are in order to ensure safety, security, and good order in the facility. Physical Visual Observation requires a deputy to physically go to the inmates cell to visually observe the inmates status or condition. Additionally checks of the inmates housing area shall be checked to ensure the safety, security, and good order of the facility.