Indian Creek Correctional Center

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Indian Creek Correctional Center (ICCC)
Indian Creek Correctional Center is located in Virginia
Indian Creek Correctional Center
Location in Virginia
LocationChesapeake, Virginia
Coordinates36°36′50″N 76°10′41″W / 36.614°N 76.178°W / 36.614; -76.178Coordinates: 36°36′50″N 76°10′41″W / 36.614°N 76.178°W / 36.614; -76.178
StatusOperational
Security classMedium
Population1,002 (as of June 2008)
Opened1994 (1994)
Managed byVirginia Department of Corrections
WardenRick White
Street address801 Sanderson Road
PO Box 16481
CityChesapeake
State/provinceVirginia
ZIP Code23328-6481
CountryUnited States
WebsiteIndian Creek Correctional Center

The Indian Creek Correctional Center (ICCC) is a Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) state prison for men. The prison is located in Chesapeake, Virginia, United States, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the North Carolina border.

The facility was opened in 1994 and specializes in long-term treatment of incarcerated substance abusers. The medium security facility houses inmates in dormitory-style quarters, split into six housing units. In June 2008, the prison had an average daily population of 1,002 inmates.[1]

The ICCC is adjacent to VADOC's St. Brides Correctional Center, which houses inmates not requiring specialized treatment for substance abuse.

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In April 2014, reports of inmates being medically neglected were picked up by local media. One allegation described an inmate as being misdiagnosed with kidney stones by medical staff, who over the course of three months lost approximately 50 pounds (23 kg), and was later discovered through delayed testing to have terminal pancreatic cancer. Another inmate was alleged to have reported heart attack symptoms to medical staff, and was treated with Advil and was given a suggestion to schedule a follow-up appointment. The inmate allegedly died that night of the heart attack. The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the for-profit companies contracted by the Virginia Department of Corrections of withholding medical care to reduce expenses.[2]

On November 8, 2014, inmate Dai’Yaan Qamar Longmire, 19, committed suicide while in solitary confinement at Indian Creek Correctional Center. A lawsuit filed by Longmire's mother against the Virginia Department of Corrections and ICCC, states he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD and anxiety before his incarceration in May 2014. The lawsuit alleges VADOC did not provide Longmire with medication for his conditions, which he had been taking prior to imprisonment. The suit further alleges prison staff failed to take precautionary measures for an inmate with a history of mental illness, such as placing Longmire on suicide watch, or removing bedding and other objects he could use to injure himself. Longmire had been held in solitary confinement as a punitive measure for misconduct from October 5, 2014, until his death, 34 days later.[3]

In October 2015, YouTube personality Joseph Guerrero was released from Indian Creek, at the end of a 7-year sentence. He now hosts the "AfterPrisonShow" (stylized as one word) channel and series.[4]

In May 2016, nine inmates suspected of using scheduled narcotics were hospitalized with overdose symptoms. One of the inmates tested positive for opioids. The Virginia Department of Corrections stated procedural changes to visitation by the public may stem as a result of the incident.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Creek Correctional Center". Virginia Department of Corrections. Archived from the original on 18 April 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. ICCC is an intensive long-term institution-based treatment program for incarcerated substance abusing offenders. It is a medium security, dormitory-designed facility. ICCC houses involuntary male offenders in six housing units; including one reception unit. [...] Specifications: Opened - 1994 / Average Daily Population (June 2008) - 1,002
  2. ^ Sandy Hausman (8 April 2014). "Crisis in Correctional Care: Inmates Allege Medical Neglect". WVTF Public Radio. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. Virginia's Department of Corrections prohibits recording of interviews in many of its prisons, but inmates who were recently released paint an alarming picture of neglect and indifference. At the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake, [Virginia.]
  3. ^ Scott Daugherty (24 February 2017). "Prison guards could have saved Virginia Beach man, lawsuit says. Instead, they found him hanging from a bed sheet". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on 24 February 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. Dai'yaan Qamar Longmire, 19, of Virginia Beach, committed suicide in 2014 while being held at the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake. His family claims he told a guard he planned to harm himself and they did nothing.
  4. ^ "Indian Creek Correctional Center". Hampden County. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  5. ^ Erin Kelly (3 May 2016). "Inmates with overdose symptoms hospitalized". WAVY-TV. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017. Several inmates at a prison in Chesapeake, suspected of using illegal drugs, went to the hospital over the weekend, according to Virginia Department of Corrections Director of Communications Lisa Kinney.

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