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McKinney, Texas Police Misconduct Attorney – Bosque County Jail is Cited for Alleged Violations, Including Being Late for Observations

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Gonzalez, Texas, County Jail (Photo: Labeled for Reuse)

During a Texas Commission investigation on jail standards at Bosque County Jail, Texas, on March 20, 2017, six violations of jail standards were allegedly found. One of them is that jailers allegedly waited longer than the required 30-minute maximum between observations in the holding and detox cells. The jailers were allegedly late by as few as 1 minute and up to 34 minutes. These timed observations are part of the protocol used to ensure that inmates are not causing harm to themselves or others. In recent weeks, jail suicides have been blamed on jailers who failed to provide inmate checks at the required intervals.

The following is information about the other alleged violations at Bosque County Jail that were identified on the day of the inspection:

  • The staff failed to submit the report on the Veterans Reentry Search Service (VRSS), which is required. In addition, there is no log available to show when the last VRSS report was submitted.
  • No documentation was on hand to show that classification files were audited, which is required annually.
  • Two inmate files allegedly did not contain the intake screening forms that are used to identify inmates who may be potentially suicidal or mentally disabled.
  • For the calendar year 2017, there were no contraband searches documented, though they are required to be done both regularly and irregularly and noted in a permanent facility record.
  • It was found that preventative maintenance is needed for approximately 17 different items that ensure a sanitary, secure, and safe facility For example, several cells did not have a properly functioning toilet. Some cells have no hot water and some have no cold water.

As with every post on this website, we are only providing information in this post and do not make any allegation or assertion that anyone acted inappropriately or engaged in misconduct.

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