The Jim Wells County jail recently passed the 2017 annual jail inspection.

“The inspection went really well,” said Phillip Bosquez with Texas Commission on Jail Standards as he spoke to Sheriff Daniel Bueno and Chief Deputy Louie Valadez. “There were no deficiencies found what so ever. It was one of the most organized inspections we've had at this jail in awhile.”

Everything from paperwork to documentation and classification was in order at the JWC jail, according to Valadez.

The jail has passed inspections for more than 30 years straight. However, this is the first inspection under Sheriff Bueno. The department will receive a certificate of recertification.

Bueno and Valadez both credit Jail Administrator Lt. Dorothy Saenz and her staff for their hard work to keep the jail prepared for the annual inspection.

“Team work that has diligently paid off,” Bueno stated.

All jail inspections are surprise drop-ins. The JWC jail houses approximately 70 inmates daily.

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