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El Paso County Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
El Paso County 
Report Date
10/30/2017 
Number of days
unknown 
Inspector
Jackie Benningfield 
Original Report
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Notes and Summary
  • After reviewing video and medical protocols regarding the distribution of medications, it was determined that medical staff failed to administer medications in accordance with protocols. Per protocols, medical staff is required to observe the inmates taking medication(s). After reviewing video, it was determined that the medical staff did not
    observe the inmate taking his/her medications. During an investigation of the incustody death of I/M Robert Gallegos, it was noted in the report that the investigator also found the medications, that were to supposed to have been taken by the inmate, sitting on the table in his cell.
  • After reviewing the medication administration records for I/M Brooks Plecas-Perrin and a timeline provided by the medical staff, it was determined that he did not receive all of his medications per the doctor’s orders.
  • After reviewing documentation received from the El Paso County medical staff, it was determined that there was not a Medical Administration Record (MAR) maintained of all medications dispensed to I/M Plecas-Perrin. There was a missing MAR that could not
    be located to verify that the inmate received his medications per the doctor’s orders.
  • After reviewing documentation and video, it was determined that jailers failed to conduct visual face to face observation of inmates in separation cells in accordance with minimum jail standards. In regards to the death in custody of I/M Robert Gallegos, it was confirmed and verified that inmates housed in POD 1400 Cellblock 10 are to be
    observed at least every 30 minute observations. Video and logs revealed that jail staff exceeded the required 30 minute observations by as few as 2 minutes and by as many as 11 hours and 7 minutes.

Attorneys representing victims of jailer and police misconduct report that two (2)  jailers from the jail in El Paso, Texas, were arrested in connection with the custodial death of prisoner Roberto Gallegos. The 58-year-old man died while in isolation on September 16, 2017. Gallegos had health problems and was supposed to be checked every 30 minutes.

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Violation Types
  • Health Services - Chapter 273: Health Services
  • Supervision Of Inmates

El Paso County Non-compliant Jail Reports


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