Denton County Jail

Because of a staff shortage at the Denton County Jail, county commissioners are extending an overtime pay increase.

The Denton County Jail has been found noncompliant in its inspection for the most recent fiscal year, with inspection notes flagging jail personnel for failure to conduct proper face-to-face observation of an inmate who later died of unknown causes.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards performed the inspection March 8-10. The jail was still listed as noncompliant on the commission’s website Thursday afternoon.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards Jail Inspection Report for the Denton County Jail.
Helen Renee Jackson

Helen Renee Jackson

BROOKE COLOMBO can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @brookecolombo.

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