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: Item Section Paragraph 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