The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced the Lamar County Jail passed its annual inspection.
“Lamar County Jail Administrators, Lt. Lorie Hardy, and Detention Deputy Shannon Brewster and the staff of the Lamar County Jail are to be commended for the exceptional job they are performing, and the continued excellence and professionalism in the daily operations of the Lamar County Jail,” said Sheriff Scott Cass.
The Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspected the Lamar County Jail on Oct. 5. with the result of the inspection finding the Lamar County Jail “is in full compliance; meeting/and or exceeding all criteria set forth from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards with no deficiencies noted.”
The Texas Jail Commission Inspectors verified and certified all operations of the Lamar County Jail; below are a partial list of those operations:
- Records /Procedures
- Kitchen management and Food Service
- Safety and Security
- Life Safety- Fire and Smoke Drills
- Health Services
- Inmate Grievances
- Detention Officer Certifications
- Cleanliness of the Jail
- Classification Procedures
The Lamar County Detention facility passed all areas of inspections with no deficiencies noted.
“I want the citizens to know that their Lamar County Jail is safe and secure, it is clean, and being maintained in good working order,” said Cass. “It is further important to add; the cooperative efforts and the good working relationships between the Lamar County Judges, the Lamar County Attorney’s Office, District and County Clerks, and the Lamar County Commissioners Court are vital, as the Sheriff’s Office strives daily to operate the jail efficiently and professionally.”