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Jasper County, Texas Jail Found to be Out of Compliance

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A Texas Commission on Jail Standards (“TCJS”) inspection recently found the Jasper County jail to be out of compliance with State standards. This determination was made as a result of a January 14, 2020 inspection.

The TCJS inspector, while reviewing inmate medical files, determined that an inmate had not had his or her medication reviewed or verified from the date of booking until the date of the inspection. That inmate had been booked in August 2019.

The TCJS inspector also found the Jasper County jail to be in violation of Texas standards relating to health records. The inspector noted, while reviewing inmate medical files, that medication administration record sheets were not being properly and accurately completed by jail staff who were administering medications.

Written By: author image Dean Malone
author image Dean Malone
Dean Malone is the founder of Law Offices of Dean Malone, P.C., a jail neglect civil rights law firm. Mr. Malone earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA, and from Baylor University School of Law with a general civil litigation concentration. Mr. Malone served in several staff positions for the Baylor Law Review, including executive editor. Mr. Malone is an experienced trial lawyer, trying a number of cases to jury verdict and also handling arbitrations through final hearing. He heads the jail neglect section of his law firm, in which lawyers litigate cases involving serious injury and death resulting from jail neglect and abuse. Lawyers frequently refer cases to Mr. Malone due to his focus on this very complicated civil rights practice area.