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Jail passes state inspection
Trinity Standard - October 2008
GROVETON – The Trinity County Jail in Groveton was awarded a Certificate of Compliance on Wednesday, Oct. 8, following an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
According to a report issued by Inspector George Johnson, there were no deficiencies noted during the inspection.
County Judge Mark Evans and Sheriff Brent Lee formally accepted the report on behalf of the county.
“A safe, clean and well-run jail is essential for the safety of the community and a vital part of the criminal justice system,” Lee said. “That is my policy and the ultimate goal of every employee.”
Built in 1938, the jail is staffed by a jail administrator and six full-time jailer/dispatchers and is subject to an annual inspection by the jail commission.
The inspection includes evaluations of inmate housing, food services, medical care, security and control issues, construction standards, inmate records and policies and procedures, among others. To win the Certificate of Compliance, the jail must meet the minimum standards set forth by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
“I have complete confidence in the professionalism of the employees who do a great job of maintaining this facility,” Lee said. “The ability to pass such a rigorous inspection is the result of a successful team effort, and reaffirms my confidence in our employees.”