The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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January 25, 2014

Anderson County Jail passes inspection

PALESTINE — Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor reported that the County Jail has passed a surprise inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards that took place on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We have a surprise inspection every year,” Taylor said. “They come in and do a very thorough inspection — looking at inmate records, life safety and security and talking to the inmates themselves.”

With the exception of a few minor issues regarding paperwork, the jail passed the inspection.

“With those very minor issues, they just instruct us on correcting it,” Taylor said.

The Anderson County jail has a capacity of 300.

“Our judges/courts are doing a good job keeping things going and keeping inmates moving through the system,” Taylor said. “The citizen's jail is continuing to meet standards.”

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