Inspectors commend jail administrators, staff
Hopkins County jail not only passed it’s annual inspection by Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspectors with a 100 percent score, but the staff was commended for how well it’s run.
TCJS staff conducted the annual yearly inspection at the jail Thursday, Dec. 13.The inspection includes evaluation of the building construction, life safety preservation, admissions and release procedures, records and classifications, health services, hygiene, sanitation, food service, discipline, grievance, exercise, education, work assignments, telephone, correspondence, commissary, visitation, and religious practices.
After the assessment, the jail standards inspectors met with Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom and Sheriff Lewis Tatum to report how impressed they were with Jail Administrator Kenneth Dean, Assistant Jail Administrator Wanda Allen and the jail staff, as well as “how well the jail is operating,” giving it a 100 percent score, according to a press release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.
“The Jail Inspectors stated that the Hopkins County jail facility was the cleanest they had seen this year, including those facilities that were newer,” the release stated.
Judge Newsom and Sheriff Tatum expressed confidence in and gratitude to the jail administrators and the staff for their ability to maintain order of the large jail population.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.