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Dallas County Non-Compliance Report

Jail Name
Dallas County 
Report Date
Michael Gravitt, Jason Jouett, Jon Luna, Byron Shelton 
Original Report
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TJP Commentary
  • During a walkthrough of the intake holdover housing area, documented observation logs of suicidal people were found to be incorrectly documented when compared to video documentation
  • Documentation was not available to show that people considered as "crisis" were provided a change of clothing at least once a week
  • Documentation was not available to show that washable items such as sheets, towels, and mattress covers were provided to people considered as "crisis"
  • During a walkthrough of Dallas County Jail's North Tower, approximately 40 multiple occupancy cage doors were identified to be in disrepair compromising the "safety" and "security" of the jail
View full inspection report and memo to Dallas County Sheriff and Judge Jenkins below:
Violation Types
  • A review of the fifteen(15) minute suicide observation logs and thirty(30)minute face-to-face observation logs revealed that jail staff are routinely exceeding the checks. -
  • denied change of clothing -
  • denied washable items such as sheets -
  • secure jail doors not working properly -
  • staff exceeded the 15 minute observations of inmates placed on suicide watch -

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