A girl visiting an inmate at an Orange County jail was forgotten and left in a single day within the customer’s space of the lockup, authorities stated.
The lady, described solely as being in her 30s, went to go to an individual incarcerated on the Theo Lacy Facility, a most safety jail, on Saturday, in accordance with the Orange County Sheriff’s Division.
The individual she was there to go to was not instantly obtainable, so she was requested to attend within the visiting space, the division stated.
Whereas ready, the customer fell asleep in a sales space. Visiting hours got here and went, however nobody seen the girl, the sheriff stated. It was not clear if the girl was locked inside or not.
She was left there in a single day and was discovered the subsequent morning with a minor laceration to her hand, in accordance with a division press officer. It was not instantly clear how she was injured.
After the incident, sheriff’s officers launched an inside investigation and made two fast alterations to division protocol.
Supervisors at the moment are required to bodily verify the visiting space after visiting hours finish for the day. The jail can also be planning to put in an emergency cellphone within the space.
“This unlucky incident ought to by no means have occurred. The division is dedicated to completely examine and guarantee this by no means occurs once more,” stated Sgt. Frank Gonzalez, a spokesman for the division.