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New Dallas County Jail Medical Modification Project Sets the Standard for Jail Health Care
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By Jason Hartgraves, Assistant Chief Deputy, Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Dallas, Texas


During the spring and summer of 2015, Dallas County has been in the process of opening a new, 350-bed inmate  medical and mental health care facility and clinic. The new space was acquired by renovating the lowest three floors of the Lew Sterrett North Tower Jail near downtown Dallas. Renovation options were limited because the jail is located in a floodplain, and the work had to be completed with minimal effect on jail operations.image

The project will expand the services that can be provided in-house to Dallas County jail inmates. It was collaboratively planned and executed with Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas County’s public health agency. A telemetry connection with county public health is a new feature.


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Posted Thu, Jun 11 2015 7:00 AM by Elizabeth


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