The Runnels County Jail is in compliance with state requirements following an inspection on April 10, by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

The Runnels County Jail is in compliance with state requirements following an inspection on April 10, by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres said that the inspection, which comes annually unannounced, went fine and that the jail received a certificate of compliance from the TCJS.

The inspection came just as work was being completed on several technological upgrades to the jail, including a new camera system, and a new control system that has been installed I the past month. In addition a new inmate phone system has been installed and a new commissary provider has come on board.

Squyres said none of those items were concerns with the TCJS, however.

“According to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards we don’t have to have that,” Squyres said. “These improvements were made to cover us in situations where an inmate or jailer is hurt or an incident occurs.”

Squyres, who has been serving as sheriff for almost a year, said the jail passed inspection last year.

“Prior to that I was not involved in the process,” he said.

Squyres said inspectors only made mention of a few paperwork issues, during the visit, but the jail was not cited for any violations.

The 87-bed jail was built in 1999 and houses male and female inmates.