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Jim Hogg County Non-Compliant Jail Report

Jail Name
Jim Hogg County 
Report Date
Number of days
Jennifer Shumake 
Original Report
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Notes and Summary
  • During the smoke test and fire drill, the jail staff failed to respond to the inspectors smoke activated fire drill on two separate occasions in two separate locations.
  • During the walk-through of the jail, the fire panel was observed to be in two different trouble modes. The staff advised that the fire panel had been in a trouble mode since Saturday (10/13/2018). At the time of the observed trouble modes, the administration had not scheduled an appointment with or contacted the vendor.
  • While attempting to review the VRSS Logs, it was determined that the staff is not reporting inmates through the VRSS system or maintaining a VRSS log as required by minimum jail standards.
  • While reviewing inmate files, it was observed that the staff was not completing the mental health/suicide screening form in its entirety. On one occasion, the staff was not able to confirm that the magistrate was notified either in writing or electronically.
  • This inspector observed the jail staff leave the control room unattended. As a result, there was no one to answer intercoms when the intercom were activated.
  • While conducting the walking-through the jail, this inspector observed that the lunch served did not match any of the dietitian approved menus on file.
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

Jim Hogg County Non-compliant Jail Reports

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