Posts Tagged ‘ Texas Commission on Jail Standards ’

Black Marks Against Bexar County Jail

Feb 25th, 2010 | By

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 | By

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 | By 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 | By 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

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

Jail Fails to Stop Suicide of 22-year-old Inmate

Jan 10th, 2010 | By

Sheriff Walters of San Jacinto County Jail stated that the family did not notify the jail of an inmate’s suicidal tendencies. Oddly enough, he also says, “Everyone involved has been disciplined and we are looking to get things back to normal.” Does that mean that the jail was at least partially at fault? Also, if the

Bexar County Jail Falls Flat Again

Jan 10th, 2010 | By

The Bexar County Jail failed its annual inspection for the sixth time in eight years — for reasons ranging from overcrowding to low water pressure and broken intercoms. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the state agency charged with overseeing detention centers, noted seven “areas of non-compliance” in its report, which was released Friday after a three-day inspection.

Carson County Jail Fails Inspection

Jan 2nd, 2010 | By

The Carson County jail failed a recent state inspection, and county officials have been given 30 days to correct a list of problems. Adan Munoz, executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, said when the jail was inspected Oct. 29, a state official found it wasn’t in compliance with several minimum state standards.

Dallas Aunt and TJP Team Up to Help Nephew

Dec 15th, 2008 | By

I would like to thank the Texas Jail Project for their help and support with getting my nephew medical care while in the Lew Sterett Justice Center in Dallas. He was having some medical problems and I did not know where to turn. I had called repeatedly to get him medical attention and they would

Protesters Slam Taylor County Jail at Rally

Oct 16th, 2008 | By

by Jerry Daniel Reed, Leaders of the Texas Jail Project on Tuesday delivered a harsh indictment of the Taylor County Jail, including a mock “Texas Hellhole Award.” The organization announced the designation at a news conference and rally at the war memorial north of the Taylor County Courthouse that attracted roughly two dozen people.