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Intake holding cells are known as the “Pipe”  They have to change out their clothes, shower, etc.  There personal items are itemized Also used for high profile juveniles, medical  isolation, suicide attempters, and those with severe  mental health issues  Department of Juvenile Justice standards requires  that the rooms be checked every 30 minutes (they do  it every 15 minutes) Information Management System:  Mental health screening using MAYSI  They screen for substance abuse issues;     Mental health issues; inconsistencies  Cataloging bruises, tattoos, and signs of absue Monitors the  whole facility,  from the 40  cameras When sheriffs or police  officers come after- hours, they must secure  weapons in lock boxes  before entering the  building
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opened in 1982  Smooth surfaces so no one can injure themselves  If there are mental health concerns they won’t get  sheets, just a blanket  There is no toilet paper in the room Toilet in each room, bed, stool  They can receive letter and magazines; max 3 letters in locker -  the rest will be saved with their personals and given to them  when they leave  Mail Protocol: open it in front of kid, staff can’t read it, but if  they see obvious gang signs they still can’t read, but it goes into  personals  Can’t send letters to other detention centers Personal lockers The building  is less prison  like than  most 
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The facility can hold up to 121 kids in the 11 units No overflow, they just stuff them in (this hasn’t happened in a while) The facility is supposed to be a short-term facility There is a Courtyard, a gym, multi purpose room and a cafeteria Cafeteria- family style (bowls are passed around) The only detention center in VA that uses real utensils There have not been any incidents If something is missing, nobody goes anywhere until everything is accounted for
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Team of 25  Hierarchy: Shift Administrators They contact parents, to find out history, health, mental
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course SOC 135 taught by Professor Douglasklayman during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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