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Liberty County, Texas Jail Fails State Inspection

DM Corridor in County Jail with inmate and deputy

The Liberty County jail, in Liberty, Texas, failed an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS). The inspection occurred on May 2, 2022.

The TCJS inspector determined that the Liberty County jail violated a specific minimum jail standard. That standard addresses multiple occupancy cells, including their size and other specifics. The TCJS inspector determined, after reviewing Liberty County jail documentation, that the jail had been housing inmates over the jail’s rated capacity for 23 days in April 2022, which included continuously since April 9, 2022. Hopefully, the Liberty County jail will bring itself into compliance. Overcrowding can lead to significant injury and death, both to inmates and jail personnel.

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.