The Duval County jail passed their 2018 state jail inspection on Thursday, June 7.

Inspector Jennifer Scumake with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards surprised the jail administration and sheriff's office with her arrival.

"Our jailers did a great job," said Sgt. Jesus Rosas with the Duval County jail.

Texas jails are inspected yearly to be sure they are in compliance with state laws.

The Texas Legislature created the Commission on Jail Standards in 1975 to implement a declared state policy that all county jail facilities conform to minimum standards of construction, maintenance and operation, according to the commission's website.

“I am proud of the jail staff and jail administrators,” said Duval County Sheriff Romeo Ramirez.

The jail can fit 34 inmates. According to Rosas, the jail actually houses between 60 to 100 inmates as they filter in and out of the jail.

The jail holds people who have warrants or citations within the Duval County area such as Benavides, Freer and the City of San Diego.