Detention Center Inspections

The Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) now posts the annual inspection summaries for every detention center in Indiana, available here.  The standards are set out in the administrative code and are currently being revised by an advisory group.  There are mandatory standards and non-mandatory. To be in compliance, the detention center has to be conforming to 80% of the standards.  For centers who have been substantially out of compliance over a period of time, Cedarbridge is an example, the DOC inspectors may review the facility more frequently than annually.  The private facilities are held to the same standards as those who are publicly owned.

There is also an Indiana Juvenile Detention Association that helps monitor policy and procedures.

It is important that all court participants be aware of what is happening at the detention facilities, including periodic tours, to keep the kids safe.

Not much else new crossed the desk this week, so that is it for the Friday wrap-up.  Have a good weekend!

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