The cage that protects the air conditioning unit from inmates is to remain locked at all times. On the day of inspection, the cage was not locked. If the inmates kicked the window unit out of the window, it would be an easy means to escape custody. As a result of the unlocked cage, a secured perimeter is not being maintained.
The hot water in the San Saba Co. Jail can not be adjusted and the water temperature exceeds 120 degrees Fahrenheit as required by minimum jail standards.
Overall sanitation of the cells needs immediate attention. It is apparent that the jailers are not conducting daily inspections of the cells as the cleanliness of the living areas was unacceptable.
Kitchen ceiling is peeling and the are signs of a leaking roof.
Second floor A-Cell
There are large amounts of rust in the shower area.
There are large amounts of rust around sink and floor.
In the catwalk area around the cells, the floors have severe cracks due to settling of the building. Third Floor D-Cell
A portable cot was being utilized by an inmate in the work release program.
The work release inmate was allowed to keep his personal civilian clothing in the cell.
An inmate fell through the floor and a metal plate was put in place due to the deterioration of the floor.
The panel behind the toilet cannot be secured due to the deterioration of the wall. The overall cleanliness of the cell is not acceptable.
The floor is cracked and pieces are deteriorating where staff has attempted to patch. The conduit along the floor is not secured.
The floor behind the toilet has deteriorated and you can see through to the second floor.
C-Cell Wall deteriorating
Coming from the third floor, the wall is separating from the door facing. The wall is deteriorating where the toilet unit secures to the wall.
The kitchen ceiling is showing signs of a leak in the roof.
F-Cell The walls are deteriorating to include exterior walls of the facility. All wet areas throughout the facility are rusting.
Existing Construction Rules
Chapter 261: Existing Construction Rules