During the review of all booking and releases for the first quarter of 2017, a major area of concern was identified. The Frio County Lock-Up Facility is housing inmates past the maximum 72-hour time limit. In January and February, nine inmates were identified in each month held over 72 hours. So far in March, 3 inmates have been identified that were held over the maximum 72 hour time limit.
Currently, the administration does not have an established procedure to identify incoming inmates and/or process them through the VRSS System as required.
During the review of visual face-to-face observations for the facility, the welfare checks were consistently over the 30 minute requirement. The facility operates as a 72 hour lock up and all inmates are kept in the holding cells which requires the 30 minute observation.
After reviewing the Annual Health Inspection report, it was determined that the kitchen has not been inspected since October 22, 2015 and is now past due.