The report pointed out the following deficiencies:
- The jail failed "to provide consistent and adequate care for detainees with serious chronic medical conditions."
- The jail provides inadequate housing for detainees with mental health issues as well as inadequate access to mental health care.
- The jail "lacks a minimally adequate system for deterring excessive use of force and an adequate plan for a large and sometimes violent detainee population
- The jail lacks "certain necessary structured maintenance, sanitation and fire safety programs."
Harris Co. jail report
On the plus side, however, the Department was quite pleased that the county provided written policies and procedures.