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How reopening Texas could affect Brazos Valley county jails

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice recently announced that in-person visits to prisons will be allowed once again, as the state continues to reopen.

But, does the same change apply to county jails?

The answer is: not just yet, but maybe in the future.

County jails are run under the authority of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, which is separate from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice [TDCJ].

“Jails are just so different in different communities,” said Brazos County jail administrator Kevin Stuart. “So they’ve asked that the jail submit a plan to their health

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