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Terry County Jail Breaks Rules

Jul 23rd, 2010

July 22, 2010 Lubbock Online BROWNFIELD – The Terry County Jail failed to pass state standards in a recent jail inspection. According to Texas Commission on Jail Standards documents, the jail was non-compliant with multiple minimum jail standards. In an unannounced annual inspection July 15-16, the comission found deficiencies in: emergency training, inspection by a



Bexar County Jail Overcrowded

Jun 4th, 2010

http://www.sacurrent.com/blog/queblog.asp?perm=70184 Greg Harman, March 1st, 2010 If you’ve got a naturally sunny disposition (despite the long shadow of those prison bars falling on your shoulders), chances are you’ve got more room to roam on the inside of Bexar County Jail these days. You may even be tempted to crack open a $3.59 can of “no



Jail Commission Reports on Complaints from 2009

Jun 2nd, 2010

By Melinda Hieber, Complaints Investigator, in the newsletter of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. (Be aware that the article is aimed at jail administrators and sheriffs, not the general public.) Fiscal year 2010 is coming to a close. However, I wanted to share with you our final numbers from FY 2009. I hope that



Jail Standards Report on Inmates’ Complaints

Jun 2nd, 2010

By: Melinda Hieber, Complaints Investigator, Texas Commission on Jail Standards Fiscal year 2010 is coming to a close. However, I wanted to share with you our final numbers from FY 2009. I hope that this will shed some light on the numbers and types of complaints that we deal with on a daily basis. Not



Brazoria Inmate Dies After Fall….

Mar 13th, 2010

Mr. Torres didn’t have to die like this. We feel for his family who tried so hard to get him medical help.



Black Marks Against Bexar County Jail

Feb 25th, 2010

For too many, abuse at the hands of authority begins early. For Jimmy Aldana III, now at Bexar County Jail awaiting trial on charges of burglary and possession of marijuana, it started at Victory Field Correctional Academy in Vernon, Texas, where he was incarcerated for three years.



Carson County Jail Costs County

Feb 4th, 2010

As rural jails in the Texas Panhandle – many of them were built in the 1950s – age, county officials are facing problems jail designers half a century ago never dreamed of. Among those challenges are overcrowding, safety concerns and a state jail standards commission that didn’t exist when the jails were built . . . .



Webb County Jail Fails Inspection

Jan 21st, 2010

http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/65949212.html Oct 25, 2009 Webb county sheriffs department officials say they weren’t surprised with the results of an inspection of the county jail. The jail failed an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail standards Friday because it didn’t meet the 1 to 48 officer to inmate ratio. Officials say the jail has been understaffed



Nueces Jail Fails Due to Bad Conditions

Jan 17th, 2010

http://www.caller.com/news/2006/jul/01/marshals-state-jail-fails/ The Nueces County Jail failed a surprise state inspection two weeks after U.S. marshals pulled federal prisoners from the jail, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday. State inspectors gave Sheriff Rebecca Stutts a timeframe to fix problems and said they understood why federal prisoners were removed, according to marshals. State inspectors finished the two-day



Muñoz tells Howard County: Build a New Jail

Jan 11th, 2010

by Thomas Jenkins, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 As promised, Adan Munoz Jr., executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, delivered a letter to Howard County commissioners this week outlining the consequences of another failed bond election to fund the construction of a new county jail. “It should be noted that if the voters