Operational Step Down Plan for Crossroads Correctional Center

Revised 9-4-18

Step I

Addressed immediate needs following riot on 5-12-18 and modified as follows:

  • Continued mail services as normal.
  • Continued to coordinate normal releases, parole hearings, attorney visits, attorney phone calls and offender emergency calls.
  • Mental Health evaluating offenders in the back offices as needed.
  • Continued medication passes and self-declared emergencies in-house.
  • Continued emergency or necessary medical appointments and medical outcounts.
  • Continued to allow law library access with qualified legal claim.
  • May 13, 2018 – Providing sack/boxed meals in-cell 3 times daily.
  • May 13, 2018 – Coordinating purchased meals for staff on all shifts.
  • May 13, 2018 – Custody staff conducting wing tours hourly.
  • May 15, 2018 – Issuing hygiene packets and necessary legal supplies with a qualified legal claim.
  • May 15, 2018 – Affording showers to all offenders every 3 days, 10-minute limit/1 cell at a time.
  • May 24, 2018 – Coordinating dorm workers to clean showers.
  • May 25, 2018 – Custody staff conducting wing tours approximately every 30 minutes.
  • May 27, 2018 – Providing linen exchange and laundry service.
  • May 27, 2018 – Allowing General Population and Protective Custody offenders to get a container of ice immediately before or after their shower.
  • May 29, 2018 – Canteen staff coordinating a delivery rotation schedule to allow hygiene/legal spend based upon product availability.
  • June 4, 2018 – Making sack meals onsite for staff, beginning with the lunch meal.
  • June 5, 2018 – Allowing offenders limited cleaning supplies (rag and cleaner) for cell cleaning on 2nd Shift.
  • June 4, 2018 – Completed room moves to move Alphas out of Enhanced Care Unit/Receiving and Orientation.
  • June 5, 2018 – Completed room moves to empty Housing Unit #5.
  • June 6, 2018 – Allowing porter in Medical/Infirmary. Prior to this date, staff were cleaning the area.
  • June 6, 2018 – Coordinating dorm workers to clean showers.
  • June 8, 2018 – Increased showers to 2 cells at a time per wing 10-minute limit, based upon staff availability. (Administrative Segregation also increased to 2 cells at a time per wing, based upon staff availability.)
  • June 8, 2018 – Began allowing scheduled medical appointments to take place in the Medical Unit, allowing 5 offenders at a time.

Step II

  • July 2, 2018 – Allowing scheduled medical appointments to take place in the Medical Unit; re-evaluated to increase number of offenders allowed escorted for medical appointments at one time.
  • July 2, 2018 – Increased shower/phone rotations (in-house recreation) to three times weekly, 20-minute limit/4 cells at a time. (Administrative Segregation, normal rotation/allowed to shower once every 3 days,10-minute limit – Housing Unit #1 – increase to 3 cells at a time; Housing Unit #2 – increase to 4 cells at a time.)
  • July 2, 2018 – Added Administrative Segregation 20-minute recreation on normal rotation, three times weekly; Housing Unit #1 – 2 cells at a time/ Housing Unit #2 – 4 cells at a time.
  • July 2, 2018 – Increased offender workers by coordinating 1 dorm worker to clean showers and 1 wing worker (not allowed out at same time).
  • July 11, 2018 – Allowing limited work movement to essential workers only in Canteen.
  • July 16, 2018 – Expanded canteen items offenders allowed to purchase (no appliances, except stingers; clothing; frozen items; or popcorn). Continued allowing hygiene/legal spend according to Canteen’s delivery rotation schedule based upon product availability.
  • July 17, 2018 – Allowing scheduled mental health appointments to take place in Mental Health offices with limited number of offenders escorted.

Step III

  • July 23, 2018 – Increased shower/phone rotations (in-house recreation) to five times weekly, 30-minute limit/6 cells at a time.
  • July 23, 2018 – Increased administrative segregation 30-minute recreation on normal rotation, three times weekly; Housing Unit #1 – 2 cells at a time/ Housing Unit #2 – 4 cells at a time.
  • July 24, 2018 – Allowing limited work movement to essential workers only in Clothing Issue.
  • July 25, 2018 – Allowing limited work movement to essential workers only in Food Service.
  • July 26, 2018 – Allowing limited work movement to essential workers only in Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE) Factory.
  • July 31, 2018 – Continue limited work movement to essential workers only in Canteen (increased number of workers).
  • August 1, 2018 – Allowing limited movement for Missouri Sex Offender Program (MOSOP).
  • August 6, 2018 – Increased number of workers for limited work movement to essential workers only in Food Service.
  • August 6-8, 2018 – Regional CERT Teams conducted searches of Central Services, Maintenance, Administrative Segregation Units and Yard.
  • August 9, 2018 – Resume visiting as scheduled and approved.

Step IV

  • August 20, 2018 – Increase shower/phone rotations (in-house recreation) to five times weekly, 30-minute limit/9 cells at a time. (NOTE: This is the normal number of cells allowed out at a time during in-house recreation.)
  • August 21, 2018 – Allowing limited VIC’s to assist the Chaplain with making rounds in all housing units and the infirmary.
  • August 22, 2018 – Increased movement for Missouri Sex Offender Program (MOSOP).
  • August 22-23, 2018 – Conducted amnesty days for all excess/contraband items.
  • August 25, 2018 – Resume normal cell cleaning schedules twice weekly and allow all cleaning supplies.
  • August 27-29, 2018 – Regional CERT Teams conducted searches of General Population and Protective Custody Units.
  • August 29, 2018 – Allowing limited work movement to essential workers only in Maintenance.
  • August 29, 2018 – Continue limited work movement to essential workers only in Food Service (increased number of workers), Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE) Factory, and Canteen.
  • August 30, 2018 – Increase shower/phone rotations (in-house recreation) to five times weekly (two rotations each day), 30-minute limit/9 cells at a time. (NOTE: Again, this is the normal number of cells allowed out at a time during in-house recreation. Prior to May 12, 2018, this rotation was conducted three times daily, morning/afternoon/evening. We are currently conducting the movement two times daily, morning/evening, due to the transition to mainline movement for lunch. Due to inadequate staffing, we do not plan to return to the normal three rotations daily until staffing improves.)
  • August 31, 2018 – Assessed conducting Protective Custody/Administrative Segregation hearings and classification assessments as normal in Classification Offices rather than at the cell door; it was determined to continue conducting hearings/assessments at the cell door until we have more adequate staffing.
  • August 31, 2018 – Assessed adding more dorm workers to clean showers and wings and it was determined this is not necessary at this time.
  • August 31, 2018 – Again reviewed increasing the number of offenders escorted to medical/mental health appointments at a time and determined no change at this time.

Step V

 

  • September 4, 2018 – Allow mainline movement for the noon meal. Continue providing sack meals in-cell for the morning and evening meals.
  • September 4, 2018 – Evaluate worker needs at all worksites and to determine maximum amount of offender workers allowed for work movements.
  • September 9, 2018 – Increase administrative segregation to 60-minute recreation on normal rotation, three times weekly.
  • September 10, 2018 – Allow outside recreation (yard only) and movement to library.
  • September 14, 2018 – Resume normal visiting, including food visits
  • September 13, 2018 – Next Offender Council Meeting
  • September 17, 2018 – Increase outside recreation to gym and movement to chapel
  • September 17, 2018 – Resume scheduling of regular offender programming

*NOTE: All further additional movements is contingent on the successful transition of mainline movement for hot meals.

Ongoing

 

  • In conversation with Education and Mental Health regarding coordinating in-cell programming for protective custody offenders.
  • Continual review of increasing the number of offenders escorted to medical/mental health appointments at a time.
  • Continual review of increasing workers to all worksites
  • Continue to allow mainline movement for the noon meal only; evaluate schedule to increase movement. Due to staffing concerns, continue providing sack meals in-cell for the morning and evening meal until staffing is adequate.