- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - An investigation into the death of an inmate at the Ward County jail has forced officials to make changes to the medical services provided at the facility.

KXMB-TV (https://bit.ly/1IbRQaU ) reports that the probe conducted by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has found that inmates at the Minot facility were not receiving medical physicals in accordance with state rules.

The investigation came after 25-year-old Dustin Irwin, of Mandaree, was pronounced dead at a Bismarck hospital in October, days after being arrested and jailed at the Ward County facility. The investigation report says Irwin’s supervision and medical treatment while jailed were “grossly inadequate.”

Among the changes ordered for the facility include a full-time, on-site compliance monitor. Corrections officials say they could order the jail’s closure if changes aren’t followed.


Information from: KXMB-TV, https://www.kxnet.com



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