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Grimes County Sheriff's Office Jail Division

(TOP ROW) Deputy Mark Telthorster, Jailer Overton Day, Sgt. Jim Adkins, Deputy David Koch, Lt. Daniel Caswell, Sgt. Ozell Covington, Sgt. Michael Briggs, Jailer William Cooper, Jailer Zachary Pavelock, Jailer Michael Lys, Jailer Michael Leggett, Jailer Andrew Duncan. (BOTTOM ROW) Sheriff Don Sowell, Chaplain “Mac” Vaughn, Jail Administrative Assistant Natasha Williams, Jail Nurse Kayrn Searle, Deputy Melinda Chavez, Deputy Travis Hughey, Jailer Keith Allen, Jailer Shelby Rudel, Jailer Cliff Molitor, Jailer Glendale Love, Jailer Carolyn Lucherk, Librian Melissa Ferguson, Jailer Rosalinda Segura, and Chief Deputy Todd Greene. (Not Pictured – Jailer Elisabeth Miller)

The Jail Division has a staff of 22 jailers and 1 nurse.  The jail is managed by Jail Administrator Lt. Daniel Caswell.  There are also two Sergeants, who provide additional supervision for the jail staff.  Every jail officer must meet the requirements for licensing as a jailer through the TCLEOSE.

The current jail facility became operational in December of 1998.  The jail has been inspected yearly by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to ensure state mandated security and safety requirements are being met.  Additionally, the jail goes through a fire inspection and a health inspection yearly.  The Grimes County Jail has met and passed the requirements of all three inspections. 

The jail is approved to house 111 inmates, including both males and females on both misdemeanor and felony charges.  Some inmates are awaiting trial.  Others have been convicted and are awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to serve their time. 

Religious and library services are available to all inmates through volunteer programs.  The jail also has two inmate work programs: the diversion work program and the garden project.  The diversion work program provides numerous services to the community such as picking up trash at large public events and mowing the grounds of government facilities and cemeteries.  The garden project allows supervised inmates to work in an on-site garden and grow produce to be used by the jail kitchen.


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