The county may have to move prisoners due to safety issues.
Wired PR News – Dallas County may soon be required to move hundreds of prisoners within their jail system. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the county may be forced to move as many as 900 prisoners due to safety issues related to state regulations.
As noted in the report, finding placement for the prisoners may require the county to reopen a recently depopulated jail; however, the issue of housing prisoners that require maximum security in a minimum security facility could remain.
Officials in the county have reportedly been summoned to attend a meeting of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards Thursday to discuss fire-safety repairs and other issues. Adan Munoz, executive director of the Commission, is quoted in the report as stating, “Dallas County needs to step up and correct their deficiencies… We would like to see some end results quicker.”
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