by ANDY SEVILLA
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office announced last week that the jail meets the state’s minimum jail standards, after it passed an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
The commission’s Sept. 5 inspection was unannounced and found the jail in total compliance.
According to the news release put out by the Sheriff’s Office, the commission applauded Cutler’s leadership and work.
“The Certificate of Compliance demonstrates your outstanding leadership and the diligent work of your staff in complying with minimum jail standards,” the commission stated in the news release. “In addition, this achievement is a direct result of your office’s work commitment to excellence and is an example of dedication and professionalism in maintaining a safe, secure, and sanitary facility.”
The 362-bed detention facility was threatened with closure by the jail standards commission three years ago because of health and safety violations, including a leaky roof, rusted walls and doors, and mold in the kitchen.
The jail serves about 1,086 hot meals per day, according to its website.
Cutler said in the release that his staff’s dedication to the community and diligence made the jail’s success possible.