Robertson County Non-Compliant Jail Report
- Jail Name
- Robertson County
- Report Date
- Jackie Benningfield; William T.Phariss
- Original Report
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- TJP Commentary
- The fire panel was last inspected on 2/24/2017 which exceeds the annual requirement by 4 months.
- There was no documentation to verify that observations were conducted every 30 minutes in holding and detox as required by minimum jail standards.
- There was no documentation to verify that jailers have received suicide prevention training in the last 2 years as outlined in their approved operational plan.
- A review of observation logs indicated that jailers are exceeding the visual face to face observation of inmates as required by the administration. The observation log utilized by staff indicates that ALL jail checks are to be conducted within 30 minutes and printed on the log. Jailers are exceeding the 30 minute limit from 12 minutes up to 29
- During the walk-through, the inspection team discovered numerous maintenance
issues. They are as follows:
Numerous lights and vents were found to be covered throughout the entire facility.
Cell 1 – Dayroom intercom not presenting a notification in the control room.
Cell 2 – Coax cable has been damaged and exposing bare wire.
Cell 3D – Cell light is out.
Cell 4 – The toilet button is leaking water when flushed. Dayroom sink has low water pressure on cold and high water pressure on hot. The pressure is high enough to spray water on the ceiling.
Cell 5 – Sink in bunk area has no running hot or cold water. Debris from dayroom toilet floats into bunk area toilet wen flushed. Coax cable has been damaged and exposing bare wire. Dayroom table closest to the cell door has a broken weld enabling it to be partially lifted off the table.
Cell 6 – Water stain observed from the ceiling to the floor. The inmates stated that the water leaks when raining and did so as little as two weeks ago. It was not raining when the inspection team was on-site and were unable to verify but stains appeared to be fresh. This issue was noted during a special inspection in February 2018.
Cell 7 – Dayroom sink has high pressure on hot and cold water causing water to shoot onto the floor. Coax cable has been damaged and exposing bare wire. Cell phone has been damaged exposing sharp metal and wires to inmates.
Cell 8A – Cell door actuator sticks and does not allow door to close on its own.
Cell 8B – No handle on outer cell door.
Cell 8C – Cell door actuator sticks and does not allow door to close on its own.
Repeated inspections. Repeated violations. And still no remediation as of May 9th 2019.
- Violation Types
- Admission - Chapter 265: Admission
- Health Services - Chapter 273: Health Services
- Life Safety Rules
- Supervision Of Inmates