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Brazos County Passes Another State Jail Inspection

With no warning, inspectors with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards visit Brazos County each spring or summer.

The sheriff’s office announced the county’s three holding facilities passed last week’s two day inspection.

Jail administrator Wayne Dicky says one day was spent visiting with inmates and employees in the main detention center, the low risk facility, and an inmate holding area inside the courthouse.

A second day was spent reviewing the records in all three facilities.

Click below for comments from Wayne Dicky, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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News release from the Brazos County sheriff’s office:

On July 10, 2019, Texas Commission on Jail Standards Inspector Jennifer Shumake completed a two day inspection of the Brazos County Detention Facilities. The inspector found the Brazos County Detention Center to be in compliance with Texas Jail Standards and authorized the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The 1077 bed jail system is located on three sites; Court Holding on the 1st floor of the County Courthouse; the Sandy Point Detention Center (949 beds); and the Low Risk Facility (128 Beds).

The inspections are conducted annually in every Texas Jail to make sure the jails are in compliance with VTCA, Local Government Code, Chapter 351 and Texas Minimum Jail Standards. The two day inspection included:

• review of site security;
• review of facility maintenance and condition,
• review of life safety preparation and performance;
• review of staffing levels;
• review of inmate admission, classification and release;
• review for sanitation and personal hygiene;
• review of medical services, mental health services and records;
• review of procedures for reporting inmates with mental illness
• examination of records on required jail activities, such as recreation, visitation, and correspondence;
• review of inmate commissary, visitation, and religious practices
• interviews with inmates; and
• a review of inmate grievance and discipline procedures.

Sheriff Kirk states: “I would like to commend the jail staff for the job they do to maintain safe and secure jail facilities. I am proud of this continued demonstration of compliance to Texas standards and pledge that the Brazos County Jail will continue to meet or exceed the standards established by the State.”

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Posted by on Jul 16 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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