A Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspector found “minor issues with paperwork” but issued a report that commended the jail staff and maintenance supervisor on the facility’s condition, Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said.
The inspector visited the jail Nov. 8 for an annual inspection, Grubbs told county commissioners Monday.
“We passed. We got a very good report,” Grubbs said.
He said the report commended jail administrator Becky Caffey and her staff, as well as maintenance supervisor Les Rush.
“I’ve got a lot of confidence in Becky and Les both,” Grubbs said. “I’ve very satisfied with this. We’ve got good employees back there. We want to keep them.”
Officials with the jail standards commission have said the commission is required by state law to inspect county jails at least once a year, with 20 percent of the inspections unannounced.
The inspection deals with all aspects of the jail, from paperwork and booking procedures to operations to “life safety issues” such as smoke detectors and smoke alarms, emergency generators and intercoms. Inspectors make sure requirements are met in areas such as diet, exercise, and suicide and MHMR screenings, commission officials have said.