Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox submitted the annual Jail Inspection to Sabine County Commissioners. According to discussion the aging facility has three areas of deficiencies. 

The first citation regarding observation during holding said the jail’s “documentation provided showed that observations of inmates exceeded 30 minutes intervals by 1 to 30 minutes for inmates confined in a holding cell or detoxification cell.”

The second citation regarding training said the jail’s “staff who have not completed the required four hours of classification training are performing classification duties.”

The third citation also regarding training said the jail’s “administration was unable to provide documentation of at least 4 hours of training as outlined in their approved Mental Disabilities/Suicide Prevention Plan.” Discussion move to the need to build a new jail facility, and the possibility of a bond on the ballot to do so.

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