After reviewing classification documentation, it was determined that the intake officers are not conducting the initial classification prior to housing as required by minimum jail standards.
After reviewing the Screening Form for Suicide and Medical/Mental/Developmental Impairments, it was
determined that the intake officers are not consistently identifying inmates known to be mentally disabled and/potentially suicidal as required by the code of criminal procedure article 16.22. It was also
determined that the magistrates are not being notified within 12 hours are required.
After reviewing observation logs, it was determined that floor officers are not conducting face-to-face observations at least every 30 minutes in areas where inmates are known to be assaultive, potentially
suicidal, mentally ill, or who have demonstrated bizarre behavior are confined as required by minimum jail standards. Welfare checks exceeded the 30 minute requirement by 3 minutes up to 52 minutes.
After conducting the walk-through of the jail, it was determined that the jail staff is not maintaining an acceptable level of cleanliness throughout the facility.
After conducting inmate interviews and reviewing grievance documentation, it was determined that the officers are not consistently providing a 15 day interim response or a full response within 60 days as required by minimum jail standards.
Classification And Separation Of Inmates
Chapter 271: Classification and Separation of Inmates
Discipline And Grievances
Chapter 283: Discipline and Grievances