Texas Commission on Jail Standards meets with Bexar County jail administrators

Meeting comes after 3 recent suicides

SAN ANTONIO – On Wednesday, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards held a face-to-face meeting with Bexar County jail administrators. This came after three recent suicides.

Last week, the deaths prompted a surprise inspection by the state.

Brandon Wood, executive director for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, said the agency’s preliminary review found no violations of state jail standards. In fact, a review of paper logs and video corresponding to the documentation shows that the detention officers at the facility are doing a good job of checking on the inmates.

Wood said the county’s procedures are “very, very good,” and the department is proactive in trying to provide a level of care for the inmates that would possibly prevent suicides.

The commission does not anticipate issuing any notice of noncompliance.  Its official inspection report of the jail is expected to be released next week.

About the Author: