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Van Zandt County Non-Compliance Report

Jail Name
Van Zandt County 
Report Date
Michael Gravitt 
Original Report
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TJP Commentary
  • Medications are not being distributed in accordance with written instructions from a physician
  • Staff failed to notify the magistrate within 12 hours as required by CCP Article 16.22 on multiple occasions, when warranted by answers received to questions on the screening form for suicide and medical/mental/developmental/disabilities or continuity of care query returns
  • 30 minute face to face observations in areas where people known to be potentially suicidal or mentally ill by anywhere from 1 to 91 minutes on a routine basis
Violation Types
  • Exceeded the required 30 minute visual face-to-face observations -
  • Jailers are not notifying the magistrate within 12 hours as required by CCP16.22 -
  • medications not being administered as per doctor's orders -

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