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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Monday October 14th, 2019 :: 11:38 a.m. CDT


Harris County Jail Passes State Inspection

Oct. 14, 2019 – The Harris County Jail has passed an unannounced inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. As a result, the jail is considered to be in full compliance with state standards.
With an average daily population of 8,470, the Harris County Jail is the largest jail in Texas. The inspection took place Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

The jail also passed an earlier unannounced inspection in May.
“The men and women of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office take pride in running a jail that is safe, clean, and highly efficient,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Our team strives to consistently exceed the minimum standards, and this latest inspection validates all their hard work.”

The weeklong inspection covered 23 areas of review, including the inmate admission and release process, health services, supervision, sanitation, discipline, exercise, education, commissary, and visitation.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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