County jail fails to meet minimum standards


OLMITO, TX – The clock is ticking to fix a series of violations to the Cameron County jail.

A recent inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards Determined that Cameron County is not meeting minimum jail standards.

A report dated November 13th through the 14th list 4 items where the county jail was non-compliant with Texas Administrative Code.

The items range from safety equipment, sanitation practices, and inmate housing procedures.

According to the state agency, the county has up to 30 days to begin corrective measures on these items and less than 1 year to complete the corrective measures.

A possible case for not complying would result in the state declaring the facility closed and the inmates transferred to compliant jails at the county’s expense.

TCJS report

Texas Administrative Code on Jail Standards

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