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Victoria County Jail Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
Victoria County Jail 
Report Date
Jennifer Shumake 
Original Report
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TJP Commentary
  • Each facility shall have and implement a written plan, reviewed and approved by the commission, for the maintenance of an acceptable level of cleanliness and sanitation throughout the facility. Such plan shall provide for: (1) a regular daily schedule for the work and inspections necessary to keep the facility clean; which schedule shall be assigned and supervised by corrections officers who have the responsibility for keeping the facility clean and making regular sanitation inspections.

Victoria County Jail is the reason Texas Jail Project came into being. Diane Wilson was held here for over three months in 2005-2006. 21 year old Shandra Williams gave birth alone in a solitary cell in 2005 begging for help. Not only did her baby boy die but she was also denied permission to attend her baby’s funeral. Her crime? Apparently a check she was cashing for her boyfriend had a forged signature.

More recently, 32 year old Clinton Harrington died here due to medical neglect and abuse.

Violation Types
  • Sanitation
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