Hood County Jail Tour

I took Sheriff Deeds up on his offer to tour the jail and saw what all the talk was about; Hood County Jail needs some serious work! There have been years of bandaid fixes after inmates climbed through the ventilation and busted through sheetrock, but if you want a real idea of how bad of condition the building is, go see it for yourself. The Sheriff or one of his staff can probably arrange a tour for you.

Some people suggest renovating the current jail, others propose building a new one. That decision is up to the Commissioner’s Court, but we should probably act sooner rather than later. We are paying roughly $55/day for inmates we can’t accommodate. There were 18 inmates at nearby jails the day of my tour…