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Falls County Non-Compliance Report

Jail Name
Falls County 
Report Date
William T.Pharris 
Original Report
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TJP Commentary
"Not fit to house a dog!" That's how the Falls County Jail has been described unofficially by the Jail Commission. On March 12th 2019, we received an anonymous phone call from an employee at the Falls County Jail who expressed deep concern over the conditions of overcrowding and lack of jailer training. We filed a complaint on March 16th and within a week the Jail Commission inspected the facility. This report shows the 14 serious violations including not notifying the magistrate in mental health cases, not verifying veterans status, not conducting mandatory 30 minute face-to-face checks and jailers working without training and licenses.
Violation Types
  • health inspection out of date -
  • intentional overcrowding -
  • jailer to inmate ratio exceeding minimum standards -
  • magistrate not being notified about contract inmates from other counties -
  • Mandatory 30 minute face to face observations of suicidal and mentally ill inmates routinely exceeding 15 minutes -
  • prisoners in transit being held for longer than 48 hours -
  • two jailers working the floor without any TCOLE training -
  • veterans status not being verified -

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