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DepCor gives status update on compliance

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Department of Corrections provided an update on the status of their efforts to comply with a decades-old consent decree. The department has struggled for years to close the books on the case.

Updates were provided on the department's generator project, the electronic locking and unlocking system, the hiring of a new doctor and new nursing staff and updating and improving the department's medical policies.

The federal government's consultant was concerned that the documented standard of care did not comply with policy and resulted in prisoners suffering negative health consequences, including serious illness and death.

Another status hearing has been set for May 21 of next year.

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