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Ector County Detention Center back in compliance

Ector County Detention Center (Source: KWES) Ector County Detention Center (Source: KWES)

The Ector County Detention Center is back in compliance following several standards that weren't followed.

As we reported, the initial investigating began after a complaint was made by an inmate who was restrained for more than 25 hours in October 2015.

Minimum jail standards require that restraints be removed from an inmate at the earliest possible time and should not exceed 24 hours.

The jail was required to send video and paperwork to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The inmate complaint sparked a special jail inspection leading to seven different items that put the jail in non-compliance.

Some additional items that needed to be addressed were not providing a paper gown under the Mental Disabilities/Suicide Prevention Plan and not providing medical care while the inmate was in restraints for 25 hours and not documenting the need for restraints.

Deputies said, "a training session was held for those that work in the booking area, along with write-ups and disciplinary actions where needed.

The jail was in non-compliance since February 16.

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