Brazos County Jails Pass Annual State Inspections

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Brazos County officials have received the report card they were hoping for.

After a two day inspection, all Brazos county jails were found in compliance with state regulations.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards investigates Texas jail facilities once a year.

"The successful completion of this inspection was a real team effort," Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk said. "I would like to commend each of our jail officers for the role that they play in making sure that we operate a safe, secure, and efficient jail. I am proud of the demonstration of compliance to standards and pledge that the Brazos County Jail will continue to meet or exceed the standards established by the state."

The two day inspection includes:
Test smoke alarms
Perform fire drill to include timed response with air pack, extinguisher and hose
Test alert system in each cell
Review of site security
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 records on required jail activities, such as recreation, visitation and correspondence
Review of inmate commissary, visitation, and religious practices
Interview with inmates
Review inmate grievance and discipline procedures

The Brazos County jail system currently has 594 inmates and is located on the fourth floor of the county courthouse and the detention center on Sandy Point Road. The jail population at the time of the inspection was 555 inmates. The average daily population for this month was 533 inmates.

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