"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."


Jail Administrator, Chippewa County Jail
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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Guards falsified cell check records in high profile jail suicide

A news reporter’s investigation revealed that corrections officers falsified cell check records in the high-profile suicide of former gymnastics coach Marvin Sharp. Internal documents obtained by Indianapolis Channel 13 revealed that supervisors falsified the records to show deputies conducted cell checks, when in fact they did not. “Lying on a report, that’s pretty bad,” said…

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Jail’s failure to prevent inmate suicide referred to special prosecutor

Traverse County, Michigan is dealing with a jail suicide and the failure to perform mandated cell checks. The Michigan Sheriff’s Association determined that two officers did not follow jail procedures, including the requirement to perform hourly checks on inmates. One of the two officers resigned and the other was fired. The county has agreed to…

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Officers fired after video review shows missed cell checks

Jail administrators reviewing video in an unrelated matter found that two officers failed to perform required cell checks at the Burlington County jail. Jail logs that showed that the cell checks were performed were found to have been falsified by the officers. In a story that happens all too often, administrators found that manual documentation…

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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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