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Runnels County Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
Runnels County 
Report Date
Number of days
Michael Gravitt 
Original Report
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Notes and Summary
  • Face-to-face observations in areas were people were known to be at risk of suicide, assault, mental illness, or behavioral issues were confined were exceeded by 1 to 48 minutes on a routine basis.
  • Observation checks of people restrained with the restraint chair were conducted from 1 to 25 minutes over the required 15-minute time frame on multiple occasions.
  • Staffing is not sufficient to perform required functions within the facility. Areas found to be affected include food preparation, restraint checks, and observation checks.
  • Food is routine prepared in the kitchen by people without staff supervision.
  • Multiple staff members did not receive required quarterly training in 2021 and 2022.
  • The inspection of the ANSUL (life safety) system located in the kitchen is out of date by three months (last inspected in December 2021).
  • The transfer switch for the facility generator was inoperable. Records show the switch has been inoperable since April 2021 and repairs have not been conducted.
  • Full load tests of the facility generator have not been conducted since April 2021.
  • A log of The Veteran Reentry Search Service with identifying number and whether a referral card was issued to the identified veteran prior to release has not been maintained for five months.
  • Technical assistance provided
Violation Types
  • Admission - Chapter 265: Admission
  • Food Service - Chapter 281: Food Service
  • Health Services - Chapter 273: Health Services
  • Life Safety Rules
  • Supervision Of Inmates - Chapter 275.1

Runnels County Non-compliant Jail Reports

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