Lindsay Jobst

City Jail Passes State Inspection

by Lindsay Jobst on July 21, 2015 at 6:48 am

Good news for the city, as the Zanesville City Jail recently passed its state inspection.

The Bureau of Adult Detention inspected the jail on June 2, and found zero deficiencies. The now fully compliant facility is completely up to standard, and Zanesville Police Chief. Kenneth Miller, said they are going to continue to work hard to keep it that way.

“It’s a continuing everyday process, we do have policies and procedures written, and that’s one thing they did check, so we just continue to follow our policies,” Miller said.

Some of the main focus areas were sanitation, security, environmental conditions, mental health and medical care. Miller said it’s extremely difficult to pass all standards.

“Not only do they look at the actual, physical facility, but they also have 117 standards that are set, that we have to meet, and we have reached full compliance, and they issued a certificate to that,” he said.

The jail is a full service facility, meaning it must meet stricter requirements. Miller said this is a great accomplishment for the city.