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Non-Compliant Jail Reports

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) has four inspectors who are required to conduct at least a yearly inspection of the 241 county jails in our state to ensure that they are in compliance with the Texas Minimum Jail Standards as codified in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Part 9. When jails are found to be out of compliance, the commission files a report which is used as the basis for inquiry at the quarterly hearings–attended by the Sheriffs–of the TCJS on the State Capitol.

These reports are also available on the TCJS website but only for a short time. Once they’re taken off, it takes an expensive FOIA request to acquire them. We are working on getting as many of these reports as possible. Our hope is to track the jails that are repeat offenders and find a pattern of neglect, abuse and/ deaths in custody.

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Resolved 05/02/2014 Falls County Jail May 2nd 2014 - April 2nd 2017. Inspection reports acquired as part of a Public Information Request by Texas Jail Project. ... read more view
Resolved 05/23/2013 Falls County Jail Reports from Jan 2000-May 2013 acquired as part of a Public Information Request by ... read more view
Resolved 02/22/2018 Falls County Jail view
Resolved 06/19/2018 Falls County view
Active 04/22/2019 Zavala County Jail view
Resolved 03/20/2019 Washington County Special view
Active 12/19/2018 Waller County Jail Waller County Jail keeps failing inspections but the county does nothing to fire Sheriff Glenn Smith. He should have been relieved from his position years ago when Sandra Bland died here and he tried ... read more view
Active 12/12/2018 Victoria County Jail Victoria County Jail is the reason Texas Jail Project came into being. Diane Wilson was held here for over three months in 2005-2006. 21 year old Shandra Williams gave birth alone in a solitary cell ... read more view
Resolved 11/14/2018 Van Zandt County Jail view
Resolved 04/03/2019 Smith County Jail Interesting that the inspection was conducted from the 1st to the 3rd of April 2019 and only one violation listed. Either this a great jail or...no it's not. Texas Jail Project receives many ... read more view
Active 04/12/2019 Runnels County view
Resolved 06/26/2018 Robertson County Repeated inspections. Repeated violations. And still no remediation as of May 9th ... read more view
Resolved 10/26/2018 Robertson County Reinspection view
Resolved 02/28/2018 Robertson County view
Active 03/15/2019 Polk County Jail view
Resolved 03/11/2019 McLennan - P (Jack Harwell Detention Center) Texas Jail Project receives so many emails and phone calls about this jail which is operated by La Salle Southwest Corrections. In the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature, HB 2467 and HB 3775 were ... read more view
Active 01/30/2019 Maverick (P) Eagle Pass Correctional Facility It's a jail run by the GEO Group. See this news item of a custody death in January of 2019. ... read more view
Active 04/22/2019 Liberty County Houston Chronicle Article from May 3rd 2015: State inspectors find deficiencies at Liberty County Jail after recent deaths After two deaths, inspection finds several ... read more view
Resolved 10/06/2017 Kinney County Special This report has stayed on the Commission's site for a year and a half now. ... read more view
Resolved 05/29/2018 Kinney County This jail has been on the non-compliant list for almost a year now. And no signs that they are working on fixing any of the violations listed in the ... read more view
Resolved 10/16/2018 Jim Hogg view
Resolved 03/27/2019 Jefferson County view
Active 02/25/2019 Hunt County view
Resolved 04/11/2019 Haskell P - Rolling Plains Detention Center Very disturbing violations that were found back on September 8th 2018 and have not been remedied. TB plan is out of date and 38 NFPA violations give us great cause for ... read more view
Active 03/04/2019 Harrison County Two days before uploading this report, a TJP staffer had a disturbing conversation with a middle-aged woman who was held in the suicide watch cell in this county jail for more than two weeks. In all ... read more view
Active 04/23/2019 Hardin County view
Resolved 12/05/2018 Goliad County This jail has stayed on the non-compliant list for more than 6 months ... read more view
Resolved 05/11/2018 Frio County view
Active 03/13/2019 Freestone County view
Active 04/17/2019 Falls County Special This was the second inspection conducted within three weeks of the first inspection which showed 14 serious violations. Executive Director of the Jail Commission called out the Sheriff on the ... read more view
Active 04/10/2019 Coryell County Wrongful death lawsuit against two Coryell County jailers set for next ... read more view
Resolved 04/24/2019 Callahan County view
Resolved 04/16/2019 Bowie County view
Active 02/19/2019 Bexar County view
Resolved 02/12/2019 Harris County view
Active 04/22/2019 Liberty County Jail When officials addressed the violations that led to the failed inspection, at the recent quarterly meeting of the Jail Commission in Austin, they kept saying, "We are not perfect!" It's a sad joke ... read more view
Active 03/22/2019 Falls County "Not fit to house a dog!" That's how the Falls County Jail has been described unofficially by the Jail Commission. On March 12th 2019, we received an anonymous phone call from an employee at the ... read more view
Resolved 04/12/2017 Maverick County view
Resolved 04/13/2017 Kinney County view
Resolved 09/28/2016 Houston County view
Resolved 09/20/2016 Hopkins County view
Resolved 03/22/2017 Frio County view
Resolved 04/24/2017 Falls County view
Resolved 03/16/2017 El Paso County view
Resolved 09/12/2016 Edwards County view
Resolved 04/10/2017 Duval County view
Resolved 03/27/2017 Dimmit County view
Resolved 10/18/2018 Dallas County view
Resolved 03/20/2017 Bosque County view
Resolved 11/17/2016 Yoakum County view
Resolved 04/21/2017 Wise County view
Resolved 10/12/2016 Wheeler County view
Resolved 03/21/2017 Waller County view
Resolved 08/15/2016 Van Zandt County view
Resolved 09/16/2016 Trinity County view
Resolved 09/15/2016 Sutton County view
Resolved 03/21/2016 Stephens County view
Resolved 01/04/2017 San Patricio County view
Resolved 02/17/2017 San Saba County view
Resolved 09/15/2016 San Jacinto County view
Resolved 03/01/2017 Red River County view
Resolved 03/23/2017 Reagan County view
Resolved 09/20/2016 Pecos County view
Resolved 03/30/2017 Nueces County view
Resolved 04/14/2017 Baylor County view
Resolved 04/19/2017 Bastrop County view
Resolved 03/09/2017 Angelina County view