Falls County Jail passes re-inspection

Posted at 10:42 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 23:48:32-04

The Falls County Jail is now in compliance with state jail standards, according to Sheriff Ricky Scaman.

Scaman said inspectors re-inspected the facility Friday afternoon after the jail failed an inspection on April 24, 2017. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards failed the jail for life safety which includes equipment, training, and drills.

“Our log books weren't up to date, our air packs were expired and our staff did not respond to the fire drill appropriately,” Scaman said.

The air packs expired in 2015. Since the April inspection, the air packs have been replaced and 6 more have been purchased.

“We’ve been working hard to stay in compliance in all areas,” Scaman said.

Scaman and his team have also put procedures in place and created binders with the information on those procedures.

Inspectors were at the facility today to re-inspect the areas that failed the previous inspection.

“We passed. We knew we were going to pass,” Scaman said.

News Channel 25 tried to ask the state inspector about Friday’s inspection, but he would not comment.

Scaman said staff members responded to a fire alarm within 45 seconds with the proper equipment on Friday during a fire drill.

Since making the necessary changes, Scaman and his staff have been hard at work to keep the facility above standards.

"We're going to continue to do the best we can and we're going to continue to provide quality law enforcement to the citizens of falls county,” Scaman said.

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