State Prison Facility to be Upgraded – The Associated Press

Posted: August 23, 2014 in News and politics

MIAMI | New Dade Correctional Institution warden Les Odom has announced a variety of upgrades to overhaul the state prison and correct lapses in proper management.

The Miami Herald reported some of the improvements have already begun and others have been scheduled. Those include replacing the air conditioning in the area housing mentally ill inmates. Also, training staff how to better keep track of the number of prisoners. Odom sent a memo to Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews detailing an existing problem conducting accurate counts and documenting incident reports when problems arise.

Audits found a “lack of oversight and a culture of inattentiveness,” according to Odom.

Other upgrades include replacing all security equipment and fixing broken sinks, toilets, showers and lights.

This story appeared in print on page B6

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