Milam jail passes surprise inspection by state authority

CAMERON—The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has issued a certificate of compliance to the Milam County Jail following a surprise inspection of the facilities on Nov. 30.

On Monday, Milam County commissioners accepted the certifi cate signed by Jail Standards Commission Executive Director Adam Munoz Jr.

Munoz, in a letter to Sheriff David Greene stated compliance is a “direct result of your department’s commitment to excellence and further attests, signifies and demonstrates your department’s dedication and professionalism in maintaining a safe, secure and sanitary facility.”

Jail inspectors check more than 600 acres of compliance ranging from randomly inspecting written documents to visiting cell blocks and interviewing inmates.

The Milam County Jail opened in April, 2006, as part of the new County Law Enforcement Center.

The jail failed its inspection in November 2008 after an inspector found that the smoke alarm system failed to engage automatically.

Jail officials contacted the fire alarm company to make repairs. The inspector returned and recertifi ed the jail.

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