County jail takes steps to meet compliance

Corrective action has been taken by the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office on most of the issues cited during the April 10 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) that led to a noncompliance rating for the county jail.

On May 9, Coryell County Sheriff ScottWilliams issued a written response to the defi ciencies.

Three building maintenance issues cited by the TCJS inspector were the deficiency that put the jail in non-compliance status. According to Williams, the inspector noted that the roof was leaking on the south side of the jail which caused moisture to enter into the inmate housing area when it rained.

During Monday’s regular meeting of the Coryell County Commissioners Court, commissioners accepted a $2,100 bid from Big Bear Roofing and Construction of Waco to repair leaks within the inmate housing area.

The TCJS also reported some cracked mirrors in the inmate housing area that were not detention grade. There were also some cracked seats and a cracked table in one of the housing areas that were repaired within days following the inspection. Williams said detention grade mirrors were ordered and installation was completed on May 8.



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