CONTACTING A CHAPLAIN
When a death or serious event occurs in the inmate’s family, and the family would like the inmate notified, the following protocol should be used:
In the event of a death in the inmate’s family, the Watch Commander should be notified. He/She will verify and document the caller and the circumstances and contact the inmate’s counselor and/or mental health staff if warranted. The counselor will contact the Chaplain to help break the news and arrange a phone call for the inmate if appropriate.
Each Chaplain is stationed on one of the yards and is available most days of the week.
After hours contact the Watch Commander at ext. 5320. Contacting the Watch Commander is ONLY after normal business hours and for a dire emergency that cannot wait until the next day. Please DO NOT abuse these numbers.