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Hall County Department of Corrections

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Hall County Department of Corrections

Hall County Department of Corrections (HCDC) is located in Grand Island, Nebraska. It is a maximum/medium/minimum security jail owned and operated by the County of Hall. It was built to warehouse criminal detainees. However, under an Intergovernmental Service Agreement with ICE, the jail also houses a small number of immigration detainees. The ICE detainee bed capacity is about 68, with the average immigrant detainee population being about 40.

HCDC has 10 units in which detainees are housed, including dormitory style minimum security units, medium and maximum security cell blocks, and a segregation (or solitary confinement) unit. Because Moises had no criminal record, he was considered a low-risk detainee and thus initially assigned to a minimum security dormitory style unit.

While HCDC is run by the County, its medical services are contracted out to Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), a private company headquartered in Peoria, Illinois that delivers health care services to correctional institutions across the country. Four ACH Licensed Practical Nurses (LNPs), working in shifts, provide medical care at HCDC on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. There is also an LNP who serves a Site Nurse Manager and provides administrative oversight of medical care at the facility. Finally, an ACH Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, delivers onsite care 1-3 hours per week and is on call around the clock. There is no physician available  at HCDC (although the NP can consult one based in Peoria).

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Dormitory style, minimum security unit at Hall County Corrections.
Dormitory style, minimum security unit at Hall County Corrections. Moises was initially assigned to a unit like this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[imagecaption]©Hall County Department of Corrections. https://www.hallcountyne.gov/links/Corrections/HCDC2015.pdf.[/imagecaption]

 

 

Advance Correctional Healthcare publicity photos from their Facebook Page.
Advance Correctional Healthcare publicity photos from their Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[imagecaption]©Advanced Correction Healthcare. https://www.facebook.com/AdvancedCorrectionalHealthcare/.[/imagecaption]


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