Gaines County Jail “Out of Compliance”

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - A new report slamming the Gaines County Jail may put the future of the crumbling property at stake.

The Jail Standards Commission paid a visit to Monday's Commissioners Court meeting and labeled the jail as "Out of Compliance."

Gaines County has 30 days to come up with a game-plan on how to either repair or replace the jail.

The Judge says they're working closely with an architect.

Right now, they're housing more prisoners outside the county than in the current jail.

Authorities say it's in such bad shape; they can house only low security inmates.