Medical Processes and Communication Protocols Need Improvement at Irwin County Detention Center [open pdf - 10MB]
From the Highlights: "In September 2020, DHS OIG [Office of Inspector General] received complaints concerning medical care, response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] protocols, retaliation against employees and detainees, and specific allegations about detainees referred for gynecological procedures at ICDC [Irwin County Detention Center]. We sought to determine whether ICDC provided detainees adequate medical care and adhered to COVID-19 protections. This inspection did not review the gynecological procedure approval process for detainees at ICDC, which has been referred to our Office of Investigations. [...] We determined Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia, generally met U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention standards, which specify that detainees have access to appropriate and necessary medical, dental, and mental health care."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-22-14