Crime Treasure Coast jails operate normally as state restricts intake, some counties release inmates

00:07  20 march  2020
00:07  20 march  2020 Source:   tcpalm.com

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This county jail is operated locally by the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake . Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

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a circuit board: Indian River County Jail © CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM GOOGLE MAPS Indian River County Jail

As some county jails in the state plan to release inmates amid precautions against COVID-19, Treasure Coast sheriff's officials said jails here are operating normally and they have no plans for change.

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Which best describes typical jail inmates ? A. They are predominantly female. B. Few are drug users. What is the greatest cause of death among jail inmates other than illness or natural causes? The nation's jails employ less than half as many staff as state and federal prisons.

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Hillsborough and Lake counties officials announced the scheduled release of nearly 200 non-violent, misdemeanor and pre-trial detained people as their counties grapple with several confirmed coronavirus cases.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement on Facebook the move to release 165 inmates would help "protect our detention deputies, their families, our inmate population, and ultimately our community.‬"

He wrote there were no coronavirus cases in the women or men inside its facilities.

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It was a measure to thin its growing jail population after the announcement by the Florida Department of Corrections that prisons would not take in new inmates to curb chances of infection, the Tampa Bay Times wrote.

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Every county jail has its own policy as to when they release inmates . Typically, I have observed most counties release during the morning hours of the date a person’s sentence is complete. It allows people to arrange for a ride home or use public transportation.

Jails operate work release programs, boot camps, and other specialized services. Inmate idleness contributes to management problems. State prison systems operate halfway houses, work release centers and community restitution centers - all considered medium or minimum custody.

State health officials have reported 19 confirmed cases in Hillsborough County and two in Lake County.

There were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indian River and St. Lucie counties as of Thursday late afternoon, according to the Florida Department of Health. The first positive case on the Treasure Coast was announced in Martin County early Thursday afternoon.

A woman, who traveled, has self-quarantined and according to state health officials, is doing well. No other information was released about her Thursday.

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"Right now we’re just continuing standard operating procedures (at the jail)," said Indian River County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Eric Flowers.

He said the agency, which oversees Indian River County Jail, is working with the Florida Department of Health — the state agency spearheading efforts to combat the virus — to implement preventative measures in the jail.

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"(We're) working with the Department of Health, making sure our inmates are healthy," Flowers said.

As one precaution, he said staff would ensure accommodations if an inmate was detained with a compromised immune system.

The Indian River County Jail can hold 777 inmates; the current population is 536, Flowers said.

"Our concern is for the community making sure everyone is safe," Flowers said.

St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office officials said things were "running smoothly" at St. Lucie County Jail, but said in the future if conditions changed, jail policies would be adjusted accordingly.

a circuit board: St. Lucie County Jail © CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM GOOGLE MAPS St. Lucie County Jail

Concerns about overcrowding in county jails were sparked by recent measures taken by the state to prevent the spread of the virus behind prison walls.

Florida Department of Corrections announced Tuesday it was not accepting new inmates, and had stopped inmate transfers to and from facilities.

St. Lucie County Jail has a 1,370 person capacity, and as of Thursday had 1,239 people behind bars, a sheriff's official said.

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Jails , including Native American jails , Federal jails , and city and county jails , are temporary holding facilities for a variety of persons, most often those waiting to be charged, tried, or transported to another facility.

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Martin County Jail also is operating as usual, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said.

"As of this moment we are status quo," said Laurie Weber, with Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Its jail capacity hovers between 700 and 750 inmates, and currently holds 439 inmates, a jail official said.

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