Corrections Department passes Florida Model Jail Standards inspections

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Press Release: The Escambia County Corrections Department recently completed the annual Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) inspections. Corrections passed both the Jail Standards and Medical Unit inspections, with the inspectors finding no serious violations.

On August 24, FMJS Inspectors, Lt. April McQueen and Sgt. David Harvey conducted the annual inspection of Corrections facilities including the Main Jail and Work Release Center. During the Inspection only three minor violations were found. These violations are a result of the loss of the Central Booking and Detention (CBD) facility which was destroyed last year in an explosion.

On September 17, FMJS Medical Inspector, Lt. Donna Wainright, R.N, conducted the annual medical inspection of the Escambia County Jail, Escambia County Road Prison and Work Release Center. There were no violations found.

It should be noted that Florida Model Jail Standards are the basic standards for all jails in the state. Escambia’s Corrections Department also holds accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the Florida Corrections Accreditations Commission (FCAC).