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June 1, 2018

Some inmates sent to Johnson Co. Health Dept. for vaccine

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. -- Based on information provided to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center from Paul B Hall Medical Center there has been a confirmed case of hepatitis A at the facility, administrator F.D. "Pete" Fitzpatrick said today in a press release.

BSRDC administrator Pete Fitzpatrick announced that one of the inmates in the 375 capacity facility has tested positive for Hepatitus-A which has been spreading in Ky. for months. The facility regularly holds in excess of its capacity using cots or temporary beds.BSRDC administrator Pete Fitzpatrick announced that one of the inmates in the 375 capacity facility has tested positive for Hepatitus-A which has been spreading in Ky. for months. The facility regularly holds in excess of its capacity using cots or temporary beds.

 

At around 8 p.m. on May 25th, 2018 an inmate who was exhibiting signs and symptoms of jaundice was examined by the nurse who after consultation by the facility's physician, ordered the inmate's transfer to the local hospital ER. The inmate was transported to Paul B Hall and later released back to the jail the same evening.

On May 29th the jail was notified by the infection control that the inmate had tested positive for Hepatitis A. Following protocol established by the jail's medical contract provider, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, INC. Of Peoria, Illinois, the inmate was put on medical observation/isolation and has received treatment for his symptoms.

Four other inmates that had been in contact with the infected inmate in question were transferred to the Johnson Co. Health Dept. for vaccinations as a preventative measure.

BSRDC along with its contracted medical provider will continue to monitor the jail population for further signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A and will continue to update the public of any future developments by way of press release.

 

 

 

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+2 #3 Non inmate 2018-06-02 23:33
@ exinmate....may be you should obey the law and not go to jail if you don't like the conditions there. You made your bed (pun intended), now sleep in it.
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+2 #2 Citizen 2018-06-02 21:54
Quoting EX INMATE:
He stood right there and lied to the press and all of the citizens by saying the jail hold excess of it's capacity by using make shift cots or temporary bed. That is a lie. Ya ate on the floor if you are in the back of the jail in the floor you have the luxury of having mice crawl over you while you're sleeping that's probably how the HEP-A was introduced into the jail because of how nasty that place is.

Well all I can say Buddy is Do Not break the Law and You will not have to be put in these conditions We Do Not feel sorry at all for You!
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-4 #1 EX INMATE 2018-06-02 09:35
He stood right there and lied to the press and all of the citizens by saying the jail hold excess of it's capacity by using make shift cots or temporary bed. That is a lie. Ya ate on the floor if you are in the back of the jail in the floor you have the luxury of having mice crawl over you while you're sleeping that's probably how the HEP-A was introduced into the jail because of how nasty that place is.
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