The Washington County Jail recently passed a random inspection from the Texas Jail Commission.
The inspection was performed on Tuesday by Texas Jail Commission Inspectors Jackie Benningfield and William Phariss. At the end of the day-long inspection, Benningfield certified the jail as passing and within compliance of state law.
This inspection consisted of the analysis of paperwork efficiency, emergency operations, jail policy and procedure, jailer certifications, health services and sanitation, religious practices, and life safety, along with other topics.
Sheriff Otto Hanak, Jail Captain Jerry Green and their jail staff have worked to maintain the Washington County Jail and keep it in line with state requirements, along with local jail policy. The Washington County Jail has been in operation for over 25 years, and has passed each random annual inspection since 2013.
In a recent press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Hanak commended the entire jail staff for their efforts, and says he expects to see the jail last at least another 20 years.