Tyler County Jail cited for missing observation checks

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 3:14 PM CDT
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WOODVILLE, Texas (KTRE) - A state agency has added the Tyler County Jail to its non-compliant list.

The notice of non-compliance issued on July 19 lists one violation:

  • Staff failed to perform observation checks for several hours. These checks are meant to be performed no less than once every 60 minutes.

“This had to do with our escape from last year. The state was just now getting down to inspect that,” said Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards lists jails on its list of non-compliance until they pass a reinspection.

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