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Continued: Older prisoners bring health issues to Washington County jail

  • Article by: KEVIN GILES , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 28, 2013 - 10:16 PM

“If there are difficulties, they’re addressed quickly and in a constructive manner,” Klewwe said.

Health care is ongoing, too. Nurses work in the jail from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. A doctor comes to the jail three times a week. Dental clinics are held Wednesday afternoons.

“It’s a constant, fluid, busy day,” Klewwe said.

Hutton and Yetter said there’s no evidence that people are committing crimes to get basic health care at the jail.

“We’re not a drive-in clinic,” Hutton said.

 

Kevin Giles • 651-925-5037

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