Required audit of jail employees approved

An audit of Bartholomew County Jail employees, as well as those working at other secure facilities for offenders, has been commissioned.

Under federal guidelines, the staff at each of these facilities is evaluated every three years by independent auditors, said Rob Gaskill, director of residential services for Bartholomew County Community Corrections.

A focus of the audit is to make sure each community corrections staff member understands what’s appropriate — and what is not — during interactions with inmates, Gaskill said.

The auditors will also check preparedness to handle a variety of medical situations.

The county has approved up to $4,000 to pay for the audit, which is expected to be completed by Aug. 20.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.