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Texas Commission on Jail Standards

Aug 12th, 2020

Under director Brandon Wood, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards took a close look at its mission and role in the fall of 2020 and issued a report or self-evaluation. TCJS only does that every nine years, when the agency is reviewed by the Texas Sunset Commission, which studies its worth as an agency and analyzes its successes and failures. The 2019 Self-Evaluation Report is nearly 100 pages long, and it’s full of information on a multitude of details and data about the operation of jails. Those who work on issues around incarceration and who understand how secretive jail administrations are and how little emphasis there is on humane treatment and healthy conditions will be most interested in pages 83-87.