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El Paso County Non-Compliance Report

Jail Name
El Paso County 
Report Date
Shane Sowell 
Original Report
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TJP Commentary
After reviewing the 30 minute face-to-face observation logs for inmates in the holding and detoxification cells at the Downtown Jail, there were numerous occasions where facility personnel exceeded the 30 minutes welfare checks by 1 minute up to 55 minutes. Four months later, in Oct., a man died due to repeated neglect of welfare checks. See the Oct. 30, 2017 Out of Compliance report for more.
Violation Types
  • o Exceeded the required 30 minute visual face-to-face observations in areas where inmates known to be assaultive -
  • or mentally ill -
  • potentially suicidal -

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