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"I don’t think you can get a more cost-effective system that’s as configurable as Guard1, and that will reduce your liability, anywhere else. I think this is the best tool there is."

JIM JERABEK

Jail Administrator, Chippewa County Jail

County jail, missed cell checks, inmate suicide

In an investigation following a 2017 suicide, a Minnesota Department of Corrections Senior Detention Facility Inspector found that the Beltrami County Jail failed to perform cell checks as mandated by state regulations. The sheriff and jail administrator dispute the findings. “The 15 minutes logs referenced earlier had 16 special watch checks exceeding 15 minutes. These…

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Corrections officers indicted for failing to make suicide watch checks

Following a suicide in a Tennessee jail in September, 2016, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined that “required cell checks were not conducted as reported, and that jail logs were falsified to show that they were”. A grand jury subsequently indicted three corrections officers for official misconduct, tampering with evidence and tampering with governmental records….

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$9 million wrongful death lawsuit; deputy failed to conduct cell checks

A $9 million lawsuit was filed earlier this year against Mahoning County, its Justice Center, two County deputies, a corrections officer, a hospital and several of its employees. In an investigation conducted shortly after the August, 2015 suicide, the Jail Commander noted that the deputy responsible did not perform his inmate well-being checks: “Deputy Peters…

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They want to kill guard tour

The “guard tour killer”

At Guard1, we’ve had the privilege of being the leading supplier of guard tour systems in corrections for many years. Our trademark has been “The Guard Tour Experts”. One company – a wristband scanning vendor – has been so obsessed with us and our success that it is promoting its product as a “guard tour…

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Guard1 sales team

Meet the Guard1 sales team

We’re pleased to welcome Mark Stanton and Brad Thompson to the Guard1 sales team. From left to right: Mark Stanton, Western Regional Sales Manager, Nicole Clark, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Gerald Fleurent, Northeast and Canada Regional Sales Manager, Stephanie Barsella, National Sales Manager, and Brad Thompson, Southeast Regional Sales Manager. You can contact your sales…

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