July 17, 1970

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July 17, 1970 - Ktport Of Inspection Of Allegany County Jail be...
Ktport Of Inspection Of Allegany County Jail be con- one . has was made County corridor doors means the con- lo leed the individual* or when their complalnU are «o loud that an UvMtWiUoa from the detk li neceMwry; and X K takes 30 mlnutef to get t deputy/from the road Into the JtU, anythio* can happen iniMe the UutituUon, and in all probability will. ·· .' -- In order to give the local authorities opportunity to investigate and Und cut the problem*, action on Uw\ part of giving an ultimativt for 1H dayi will be deferred until August IS, 1970 after which time thii Officer will make a (Utuequent Unpection. The following recommendatioas «re considered mandatory and-.the failure to comply with them would be in violation of the Minimal Standards of Jail Operation u adopted by the Department of Correctional Service*. Becommendattona 1 Under, the Minimal Jail Standards, Section 8.01, Security, the. main objec- tive ol the jail U fecurity control of air prisoners. The following are considered in violation of this wction. The lack oj security vestibule Into the main dormitory area as a result of the electric motor not being hooked up is a major security violation and should be corrected immediately. The lict that 24 hour supervision of the :ail is not maintained, is a serious - iolation of security provisions. There is control center that was built for a specific purpose of maintaining con- trol that is not being used, and there is no supervision of the inmates' ac- · tivities through the night. An. officer should be made to make rounds on a minimum basis of every hour and a record of the conditions found during Haberlein having was The one " (Continued from Page 26) rounds are made by deputies and prisoners are counted and ied three times daily. In event there is a female adult prisoner, a cook on duty is called to search her since the county does not go to the ex- pense of having a matron for a female adult, he said. Sheriff Haberlein said that in the case of arrest of a juvenile female, a matron- is immediately called in and remains with the juvenile until the case is disposed of. As for .drugs, the only ones in the jail are those such as aspir- in or stomach soothers for pris- oners with minor ailments, the sheriff said. Under a policy con- curred in by the Board of Com- missioners, a sick- ^prisoner is taken to the dispensary of a local hospital, he added. The jail inspector said he hac recommended- · hiring 10 men and this had- not been followed Sheriff- Haberlein said actual ly, v^e- inspector - -bad recom mended: hiring · 15- -men but ii discussions held by the sheriff with.the county commissioners it was-.decided nine additiona would-:be : sufficient with one to be' placed on, duty in the Court House for Circuit -and Juvenile Court duty. "At no time did I state all deputies hired would be .used as turnkeys or guards at th county jail," Sheriff Haberlein said. Since the nine were hired, tin state inspector had not been back until May 27. At that tinn one officer was on duty, one was apparently out on a call one man normally on duty had the day off and another was on National Guard duty, the sheriff added. Normally, .there are 14 depu ties available for duty at th jail on three shifts, the 9 a. ,m to. 5 p. m.; the 5 p. m. to a. m., and 1 a. m. to 9 a. m shifts. Six are on.the day shifl four on night and four on "cat eye," the sheriff added. Wif the five-day week in effect, thi means the county operates wit! an average of less than thre per night shift. Sheriff Haberlein said "fo ten years I have tried to ge sufficient personnel to patro roads and give services am protection to the public." He also noted that the state shared police protection-, fund which the county receives ar based on deputies on duty out side the 'jail, not for personne inside the jail--the cost of whic" is the sole responsibility of th county commissioners. "K the state wants 15 deputie as Mr. Egeberg suggested an is willing to stand the extr; expense, we will be glad to pu them on," he asserted. Prisoner Load Light Sheriff Haberlein pointed ou the county is fortunate in no having a fulltime load of "hare ened criminals" in the jail a any one time. He said capacit for prisoners is 72 and 39 is th highest number in the new ja to date, that during the Febru ary raids in connection wit drugs and narcotics in th county. This was only temper ary, however, since many wer soon released on bond or fo other reasons. The sheriff said a reasonabl average prisoner load'at th jail would be 15 to 20 daily. The jail inspector also recom mended that electronic securit equipment in the jail lobby b made operative and the sys tern's center used. this period should be recorded In. a log book. . , 2. Section 8.03, Security, Minimal Standards states that matron service (hall be provided when females arc detained and management of female prisoner* . should . always be In the I'o.iiDiny of a matron. No officer rbould be placed· In a position of compromise in handling female pri- Miners, and a matron should be provid- ed In the jail area where females are kept whenever any female prisoners are confined. 3. Section 5.02, copies of menus (hall be prepared and posted two (2) weeks In advance and made available to the JaU Programming and Inspection Officer. Such records of feeding shall also be made available upon reouest to such officials of the County Health Officers, the Comptroller and the Grand Jury. 4. Section 7.02, Security of Drugs, especially in, relation to prescription for prisoners should be maintained at all times and administered as prescribed by. a doctor. Drugs and medicine should not be allowed inside the jail cells and -whenever they are administered, they must be ad ministered by a supervisory personnel. 5. Section 11.00, Reports -- 11.01 The keeper of any jail or other facility subject to these regulations shall fur- nish to the judgp of a Circuit Court for the County or City of Baltimore to the State's Attorney of tne sundivi sion · in which such facility is located and to the Department of Correction a summary of the prisoner population in such jail or other facility as o the first of each month. Such summary (hall be furnished on or before the seventh day of the month which i covers and shall contain (a) the total number of prisoners u the JaU or other facility, (b) tne number of such prisoners awaiting trial sod the names' of prisoners who have been .awaiting Irlal more than sixty (Ml days, (c) the number ol prisoners serving sen- tences imposed by courts or trial magistrates, and (d) the number of: prisoners whose sentences will expire '··during that calendar month. In addition to these mandatory provi. sions, which if not effected, violates the Minimal JaU Standards, the follow- ing is recommended: 1. Fire extinguishers should be replaced with the water type rather than the chemical type, or if the chemical type is to be used, they should be placed in a fire extinguisher container close to the control center or available for use by supervisory personnel. The use of C02 and carbon tetrachloride extinguishers in confined jail areas is detrimental to the health of the. inmates, as well as. to the supervisory personnel and should not be used. More expecially, the pump type or pressure type water cxt inguishcr would probably be the mosl logically. However, contact should be made with the local Fire Marshall and to supplement any recommenda- tions that the local Fire Marshall would make would be applicable. 2. All deputies working in conjunction with the jail should be required to take the correspondence course on jail administration with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Some counties this mandatory and a requirement obtaining a pay increment. Others it mandatory for successful completion during the probation period, but this definitely should be done. 3. A standard operating procedure - THE MOTORISTS' FRIEND PATIO TABLE Sturdily constructed. I Con be used indoors or | outdoors. 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  1. The Cumberland News,
  2. 17 Jul 1970, Fri,
  3. Page 17

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