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Craig Wood in Isolation in Missouri Jail

The protocol for inmates like Wood is much different than for most other inmates since several security issues must be considered.
GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI -- Jailing the man accused of killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens is an around-the-clock job for Greene County corrections. "We have to implement certain procedures that we wouldn't otherwise do. We have him on what's called a three-officer watch," said Kevin Spaulding with the Green County Sheriff's office. "There are a lot of other things you have to take into consideration, first and foremost his safety and protection, and the staff's safety and protection."

Craig Wood is charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, and child kidnapping. He is being kept away from the jail's general population. "Everyone in the facility knows everything. They are allowed to watch news channels," Spaulding said. Spaulding oversees the corrections division. He says wood gets routine mental and physical checks. "In this type of a case, we need to be sure he's mentally stable and medically stable."

The extra workload is protocol, but it comes at a time when the jail's budget and staff are already stretched thin. "I would hate to get into the position where we have several of these type situations all at the same time, but currently, we're making it. The men and women who work in this facility every day do a terrific job of trying to treat everyone exactly the same that's the best way to hand it," Spaulding said.
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