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Swisher Jail

Texas Commission on Jail Standards allows Swisher county jail to remain open but will be on a short leash.
        TULIA  -- The Swisher County jail will remain open, at least for now.

        As KAMR NBC 4 / KCIT Fox 14 first reported last month, the jail was in danger of being closed by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) for inadequate staffing.

        The TCJS found Swisher county was in violation after an inspection last month found inmates were inproperly supervised.

        The county judge and sheriff testified Thursday they have fixed the under-staffing problem.

        The commission says in the future, if the jail is found to be non-compliant, they will be ordered to shut down or reduce the inmate population until they are.


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