Jail Passes Inspection for 26th Consecutive Year


An established pattern of excellence: 26 years in a row

The Collin County Detention Facility has passed its annual jail occupancy inspection for the 26th consecutive year, not only meeting state standards but becoming the jail inspector’s “standard” for the rest of the state.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) inspected both the Main Jail and Minimum Security units in June, with Collin County’s facilities earning passing grades in all of the 600-plus inspection points from fire drills to life safety equipment to the laundry and kitchen operations.

The TCJS inspector who looked over Collin County’s operation said he wants to use our Detention Facility as an example to other Texas counties.

"I attribute the continued state compliance of the Collin County Detention Facility to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the Detention Staff and the Collin County Facilities Personnel," said Sheriff Terry Box. "(This) is a great example of the teamwork between county departments."


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