This week, the Citizens Police Academy class got a behind the scenes look at a place where no one should want to spend time: the city jail.
After being arrested, the suspect is taken to the DPPD jail for processing. The officers will get necessary information such as date of birth, social security number and fingerprints from the prisoners. Next, the officers take the prisoner’s mug shot. DPPD Jailer Ryan McBride said during the first eight hours, new prisoners don’t receive a blanket or a mat.
“It’s hard to do CPR on a mat. People who are intoxicated don’t get mats. The number one complaint I get is people wanting the mats and blankets. People say the first eight hours are the worst,” said McBride.