The Shelby County Jail is up to specs, as it has passed the rigorous annual inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
Shelby County Jail Administrator, William “BB” Cox, says the inspector checked most everything to do with running a county jail, from book-in paperwork, to required recreation log, to checking inmate grievances and inmate disciplinaries. In addition, the jail facility’s fire drill log, the generator, speakers in cells, hot and cold water in all cells, cell doors lock, as well as any possible deficiencies in kitchen and laundry, are checked.
Cox said the inspection is very thorough, and other than a few plumbing issues, that should be repaired this week, the Shelby County Jail is in compliance.
He added, the jail inspector said Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Chief Deputy Shad Sparks, along with himself and the jail staff show to be committed to running the jail the way it should be run, and commended all on a job well done.