The State Inspector Said Silverdale's Kitchen Needs A Thorough Cleaning And/or Enhanced Control For Pests.
Sheriff Jim Hammond said corrections officers will sometimes put violent or unruly offenders in the shower cells to separate them during booking. “If they’re out of control, you’ll put them in there,” Hammond said. “Most of the time, its used for what its intended: give them a shower before you move them to the cell.” The inspection also notes insufficient staffing levels and recommends the county find the funds to hire more corrections officers. Additionally, there are security concerns at the downtown jail that include cleaning supplies not being inventoried. “The majority of these things they challenge us on have to do with the fact that we don’t have enough manpower and they continue to repeat that there’s not enough staff to deal with the amount of inmates you have,” he said. “Their procedure is to show up every so often, to look and see if these are severe deficiences or if these are kinda like the restaurant reports where you need to clean this better, need to do this better.” CCA Silverdale, also known as the Hamilton County Workhouse, is not overcrowded but still must fix some deficiencies to pass re-inspection. The state inspector said Silverdale’s kitchen needs a thorough cleaning and/or enhanced control for pests. The facility was also cited for not having a procedure to keep inventory of tools and supplies. The state will re-inspect both jails in early November to determine if the deficiencies have been corrected.
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