Inmates will soon move into the new North Dakota State Penitentiary with a state-of-the-art medical care facility and upgraded security system.
Construction on the maximum-security prison, which will include the replacement of some antiquated facilities dating back to the 1800s, began in 2010. BWBR Architects, with offices in St. Paul, Minn. designed the much-awaited project.
As eligibility requirements take change, the 2014 implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will expand Medicaid to the nation’s current and former inmates, if states opt to expand.
“In the decisions we make as law enforcement officers, we must always ask, ‘Is this decision ethical? Is it honest? After I make this decision, will others think of me as a person of integrity?’ That’s the standard. That’s the test.”