|ICE inspectors visit Wakulla County Jail|
Jail inspectors representing the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrived at the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 19 as part of a three day inspection visit.
The annual inspection allows inspectors to review how the WCSO Jail staff is addressing 900 components in nearly jail 40 standards.
The four inspectors represent law enforcement in Maryland, Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina. Some of the areas under review includes: environmental health, safety, recreation, food service, security and medical standards.
The federal government rents bed space at the jail for detainees prior to moving the detainees to other facilities or out of the country. Wakulla County is one of three facilities housing ICE detainees in Florida.
“The ICE contract is very important to us,” said Major Jared Miller who supervises the jail operation. “We have a good relationship with ICE.” The WCSO maintains an office for the ICE staff that visit Wakulla County nearly every weekday.
The visit began with an entrance interview and a facility tour and will conclude Thursday, Aug. 21 with an exit interview.