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Jail Inspection Report - Rolling Plains Detention Center, TX Commision on Jail Standards, 2015

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TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS
JAIL INSPECTION REPORT
Facility Name: Rolling Plains Detention Center
September 14, 2015
Date:
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Section

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Comments

1

265

.4 (15)

Upon intake, a file on each inmate shall be established. The file shall include: documents that
purport to legally authorize the inmate's commitment.
After reviewing numerous inmate files, it was determined that there was not a copy of
the probable cause and/or complaint affidavit maintained in the inmates file authorizing
legal authority to hold.

2

271

.1 (a)(1) Inmates shall be classified and housed in the least restrictive housing available without
jeopardizing staff, inmates or the public, utilizing risk factors which include any or all of the
following: current offense or conviction; offense history; escape history; institutional
disciplinary history; prior convictions; alcohol and/or drug abuse; and stability factors.
After reviewing inmate classification files, it was determined that staff is not utilizing
the most severe charge for the current offense or conviction. Inmates that were
classified as medium custody level, should have been classified as maximum custody
level. Six (6) out of the eleven (11) files reviewed showed deficiencies.

3

273

.5(b)

Screening Instrument. An approved mental disabilities/suicide prevention screening
instrument shall be completed immediately on all inmates admitted.
After reviewing medical files, it was discovered that staff had not completed the staff
observation portion of the intake screening form. There was one file that did not
contain a completed intake screening form.

4

275

.2

Personnel employed or appointed as jailers of county jails or personnel appointed, employed,
or assigned to directly supervise jailers shall be licensed as per the requirements of the Texas
Commission on Law Enforcement under the provisions of Part 7 of this title. Personnel
employed or appointed as jailers or personnel appointed, employed, or assigned to directly
supervise jailers at facilities operated under vendor contract with a county or city shall be
licensed as per the requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement under the
provisions of Part 7 of this title.
After reviewing licensing records, it was determined that six (6) employees were
working in the capacity of a jailer without a temporary jailers license. Technical
assistance has been provided during previous annual inspections.

5

275

.4

Inmates shall be supervised by an adequate number of jailers to comply with state law and
this chapter. One jailer shall be provided on each floor of the facility where 10 or more inmates
are housed, with no less than 1 jailer per 48 inmates or increment thereof on each floor for
direct inmate supervision.
After reviewing staffing rosters, it was determined that the facility was not meeting the
1 officer to 48 inmates ratio as required for sixty four (64) of the last ninety (90) days
reviewed.

Shane Sowell, TCJS Inspector

Jackie Semmler, TCJS Inspector

 

 

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