The jail staff was observed retrieving facility keys from a desk drawer in the booking area. The jailer stated that the keys were kept there “sometimes” because there was no where to put them. This action left the secured facility at risk.
There was no two-way voice communication between the inmates and jailers, licensed peace officers, bailiffs and staff designated by the sheriff in Cell Block A as all of the intercoms were inoperable.
While reviewing life safety documentation, it was determined that the quarterly fire hazard inspection has not been completed in 2018 as required by minimum jail standards.
While reviewing classification documentation, it was determined that all of the jailers are classifying inmates without having had the required four hours of objective jail classification training as required by minimum jail standards
While reviewing inmate health screening documentation, it was revealed that the magistrate notification was not always being conducted by the staff as required by Article 16.22 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. It was also determined that the supervisor was not completing the form by signing the bottom of the form as required
by minimum jail standards
While conducting the walk-through of the jail and conducting inmate interviews, it was determined that inmates are not being provided the cleaning cart daily as required by the facilities approved operational plan. There were numerous lighting, plumbing and overall sanitation issues that need to be addressed.
During the review of observation logs, it was determined that the staff exceeded the 60 minute face-to-face requirement on a continuous basis by 1 to 3 minutes.
It was determined that the menus have not been reviewed or approved since October 25, 2016. It was also determined that the jail staff that supervises the kitchen workers do not have food handlers licenses as required by state health codes.
Classification And Separation Of Inmates
Chapter 271: Classification and Separation of Inmates