Prisons & Detention Facilities
MMost jails and prisons were constructed to maximize public safety, not to minimize the transmission of disease or to efficiently deliver healthcare. The probability of transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms is increased by crowding, delays in medical evaluation and treatment, rationed access to cleaning supplies and insufficient infection-control expertise.
Compared with the general public, newly incarcerated inmates have an increased prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and Mycobacterium tuberculosisinfection .
WWhile incarcerated, inmates are at an increased risk for the acquisition of blood-borne pathogens, sexually transmitted diseases, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, and infection with airborne organisms, such as M. tuberculosis, influenza virus, and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Hepatitis, HIV, H1N1, Norovirus and many others pose an issue every day.
Level4 Bio sanitizing products can help detention facilities contain and control the spread of infectious diseases among staff, inmates and visitors. Not only does that save lives, it helps:
- Lower staff healthcare costs
- Lower facility downtime
- Maximize operational efficiency
- Reduce risks associated with disease transmission & potential litigation
AL pays $1.8 million from flesh-eating bacteria inmate death case
Cumberland County Jail pays $125,000 for MRSA lawsuit