by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Department of Corrections has two more areas to address in order to comply with the consent decree with U.S. Department of Justice. During a status hearing in the District Court, the agency said it is seeking generators and a new electronic locking system, however admits the problem is due to the lack of funding.
DepCor also presented the draft health services policy and nursing protocols, as the department has been operating for years without them in place. Agency director Jose San Agustin told KUAM News, "We do conference with DC - Department of Justice to go over the policies and make sure we are in compliance with our medical and dental health procedures."
San Agustin says he hopes to complete the final areas in the consent decree by the end of the year. The next DepCor status hearing is scheduled for October.