STILLWATER, MN — Officers on the Minnesota Division of Corrections are planning to launch a tattoo parlor contained in the Stillwater jail as a part of a brand new undertaking to cut back hepatitis C infections amongst folks being held there.
The division posted a gap final month for a job based mostly on the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, searching for awho can lead a brand new tattoo/physique artwork studio.
The job itemizing exhibits it’s a momentary place that might last as long as three years. The tattoo supervisor will earn an annual wage of about $59,000-$87,000, based on the itemizing.
Officers are hoping the parlor will cut back hepatitis C infections amongst folks within the jail — about 80 to 100 folks within the state jail system are handled annually — based on the report. Cures for Hepatitis C price $20,000 to $70,000 per individual, the report states.
Hepatitis C can easily spread amongst folks in jail who tattoo themselves or one another utilizing unsterilized instruments, together with electrical motors, ballpoint pens and different shared and contaminated needles, the Related Press studies.