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Yoakum County Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
Yoakum County 
Report Date
Number of days
Jackie Semmler 
Original Report
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Notes and Summary
  • After reviewing life safety training records it was determined that Sandi Anderson, Ben Perez, Maria Reyna, Jason Fann and Rachelle Mayfield did not receive life safety training for the 3rd quarter of 2016.
    Robert Whitfield is assigned to patrol but also covers shift in the jail and has not received life safety training. Whitfield received training prior to the close of the inspection.
  • The door control and intercoms are not operable on emergency power. The UPS backup also failed to work as designed.
  • The smoke management system failed to work as designed. The facility was placed on 15-minute fire watches
  • There is no documentation to verify that the SCBA’s have been inspected by persons qualified to do so in accordance with minimum jail standards.
  • It was determined that there is no documentation to verify that the emergency power equipment was tested in accordance with minimum jail standards from October 16, 2016 to November 12, 2016. It was
    also determined that a load transfer to the circuits was not conducted in August 2016.
  • Staff exceeded the required 30 minute observations in detox and holding by 10-14 minutes on numerous occasions
  • After reviewing classification files, it was determined the jailers are not reassessing inmates every 90 days in accordance with the facilities approved operation plan.
  • Staff failed to complete a screening form immediately upon intake for an inmate that was booked into the facility on 8/10/2016.
  • Ensure that all jailers are licensed in accordance with TCOLE requirements. After reviewing licensing for jailers it was determined that Rachelle Mayfield was issued a temporary jailers license on 8/10/2013. It was determined that she had completed the jailer’s course and passed the exam on March 6, 2014 but the jailer’s license was never issued. Officer Mayfield has been taken off the schedule until the L1 has been approved and the jailer license issued.
  • The locking mechanism for the door to Holding Cell 142 does not work remotely, only manually.
Violation Types
  • Admission - Chapter 265: Admission
  • Classification And Separation Of Inmates - Chapter 271: Classification and Separation of Inmates
  • Health Services - Chapter 273: Health Services
  • Life Safety Rules
  • Sanitation
  • Supervision Of Inmates - Chapter 275.1

Yoakum County Non-compliant Jail Reports

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