Harris County Sheriff’s Office Management Failures: Inadequate Medical Care at the Harris County JailOct 9th, 2015 | By admin
Alycia Welch MPAff, MSSW
This reports investigates the failures of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in relation to hundreds of jail deaths that occurred to predominantly pre-trial inmates. This agency analysis focuses on the failures of the HCSO to provide adequate medical care to inmates and suggests potential reforms for ensuring access by the inmates to adequate care. The report also examines the administrative and management issues contributing to the health consequences on inmates due to inadequate medical care, including deficiencies in staff training and the reliance on an outdated tracking system.