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Terry County Jail Breaks Rules

Jul 23rd, 2010 | Category: Conditions in County Jails, Terry County

July 22, 2010 Lubbock Online

BROWNFIELD – The Terry County Jail failed to pass state standards in a recent jail inspection.

According to Texas Commission on Jail Standards documents, the jail was non-compliant with multiple minimum jail standards.

In an unannounced annual inspection July 15-16, the comission found deficiencies in:
emergency training,
inspection by a local fire official,
housing of inmates,
inmate supervision,
inmate rules and
inmate exercise.

Terry County officials have 30 days to submit a written plan to the commission addressing each area of non-compliance found in the inspection. After those issues have been resolved, the county must contact the commission for follow-up inspection of the jail.

This annual inspection came less than a month after two inmates escaped through the facility’s air-conditioning vent.
David Lee Rodriguez, 35, and Cornelio Zepeda Delgado, 23, escaped from the jail on the early morning of June 28. They climbed out of their cell through the air-conditioning vent, crawled through the ceiling, entered a plumbing closet and left through a door with outside access.

The men are back behind bars at the Terry County Jail after Delgado turned himself in and authorities arrested Rodriguez at a Brownfield residence.

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