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The Online Tour - Watch Commander's Corridor

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Booking - This is the central receiving area where inmates are admitted and discharged. Law enforcement agencies arrive at this area when admitting or receiving an inmate to the facility. This is the beginning of a lengthy booking process which consists of receiving property and money, showering and dressing inmates in and out and arranging for housing of a new reception inmate. Processing of many state and local records occur in this location.  Inmates are screened in Booking  for health and mental health reasons upon admission.  The official facility count is maintained in Booking. 

All inmates who temporary leave the facility are checked when leaving and checked again when they return. The picture to the right shows the dress-in rooms for new inmates and inmates who are returning from areas outside the facility. These rooms provide privacy for the inmate and do not have any areas within which would permit the concealment of contraband. When the search of the inmate is complete, the inmate is sent through the door at the left of the picture to their respective housing area..  image

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Health Services - Health care services are provided by the Onondaga County Department of Correction.  Minor medical and dental needs are provided on-site in this area. Sick call is held each day and inmates are brought to one of the examination rooms where the inmate receives evaluation and necessary care.  Regularly scheduled doctor's visits, nurses sick call, and other activity keep the medical staff busy both day and night. Security staff monitor activity within the medical unit. 

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Medical staff dispense medication during meals through a secure pass-through window. On the other side of this window is the inmate dining hall where one inmate at a time come up to the window, identify themselves and take their medication in the presence of the medical staff. This prevents the introduction of illegal contraband and provides security for the staff member while at the same time stop access by any inmate from to any medication. 
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Inmate Dining Hall - This is where inmate meals are prepared by inmate workers, under supervision of security staff, for delivery to housing units. All inmate meals are consumed in their assigned housing unit.

This is the kitchen area of the facility. Inmate workers under the supervision of civilian staff, prepare, serve, and clean up after each meal.  All workers are screened medically and work under the overall supervision of security staff.  image

This completes our tour of the Watch Commander Corridor."  We will now go to the Programs Corridor and see the different areas in that part of the facility.

To the Programs Corridor Programs Corridor

 

 
 
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