San Patricio County Jail

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Rachel Oglesby

Baldwin Park, CA

#1 Aug 20, 2008
I want to say that the county jail in San Patricio is the worst ran jail I have ever seen and needs some attention. Somebody needs to look into the problems in this jail.
P WEST

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 14, 2008
I AGREE AND IM TOLD THAT THE INMATES DONT GET PROPER HEATH CARE EITHER, IJUST WENT TO VISIT AND OMG ITS SOO FILTHY! SOME ONE NEEDS TO DO SOMTHING SOON!ITS ALSO UNDER STAFF.
oscar garcia

United States

#3 Oct 3, 2008
try 30days there and then talk good shit happens there
oscar garcia

United States

#4 Oct 3, 2008
all cops in sinton sux
cyclist81

Wichita Falls, TX

#5 May 29, 2009
well jail is not a penthouse. so if it suxs o well stop breaking the law.
DXA777

Edinburg, TX

#6 Jun 17, 2009
That jail really needs to fix those problems! and the receptionists treat you really bad and they need to put a lot of attention and the people are mean!
DXA777

Edinburg, TX

#7 Jun 17, 2009
all cops in sinton sux
christine j

Arlington, TX

#8 Jul 14, 2009
keep your ass out of trouble and you would not have to worry about it
LSU Tiger

Gonzales, LA

#9 Jul 23, 2009
Rachel Oglesby wrote:
I want to say that the county jail in San Patricio is the worst ran jail I have ever seen and needs some attention. Somebody needs to look into the problems in this jail.
Reading your post I get the impression you have been to many jails. I was hoping as a jail expert you would be more specific on the "worst ran jail I have ever seen." comment. What needs attention? What problems need looking into? Remember this is jail we are talking about and not club med. Jail is to punish and detour crime. Can't do the time, Don't do the crime.
saul

San Antonio, TX

#11 Sep 8, 2009
back in 1998 i was a 17yr old being charged as an adult for possessing 20 lbs of marijuana,during my trial,and sentencing phase of my court case i was being housed in the san patricio co. jail for 5 long months,and let me say,that was more than enough time to witness bullshit first hand,and by bullshit i mean,the filth in the old jail,the lack of medical staff and care need for a jail of that caliber,no adequate recreational facilities,lack of jailer in the new jail(i remember dislocating a inmates arm in a fight and it took them 1 hour for the jailers to get to the poor dude.)also chief jailer wilson...she is so old has to be at least 70 yrs old...why is this broad a chief calling the shots?also these jailers are all fat as hell,they have no training in how to handle inmates (that worked out to our advantage though)young fat rookie+crazy inmates=inmates having the upper hand...i don't know now things are now but while i was there it was all jacked up,one good thing about it though is that they served up plenty of food in there...but now day if i'm on my way to corpus from san antonio...i take the back roads instead of U.S 181...and i bought me a police jammer so they can't record my speed in the event that i have the need for speed in the country.and as for my dope run days....well lets just say that 4.5 yrs in the state penitentiary gotten me smarter about johnny law.
dont ask

New Caney, TX

#12 Jun 8, 2010
i have been in that county jail a few times and yes i broke the law and paid my dues. the jail still needs alot of work and covering old paint with new does not make it better knowing in time it will pill,but thats noy the point. the staff are better at what they do and they are suppost to be dicks. i think there are many things to be done but staff are fine but to remind every one its a larg county with low poulation so funding for the jail is most from people serving time for childsupport witch makes at least 87%. the police and county jail are in the stone ages when it comes to modernd technalogy . they need camras in the cells or away to watch the inmater at all times . there lack of that add to inmate on inmate asults or the bulling of the smaller or weaker inmate.ive seen grown men go without food for days or beat for days and they cant snich becuase they will just will put in a deffernt tank were so one is someones cousin or friend ext..there is a larg gang problem that so bad that officers and jailers have been threated and assulted and maybe worse . and anther reminder is that some of these gards or or oficers were born and raised with the inmates and lets just say everyones knows everyone little diry secrets witch causes more problems with there system witch in returns more harm in the jail. no one says any thing about any thing its because they are afraid for there life or freedoom. this county is the way it is because there is no honesty for the law and there are alot more peace officers then bad the one who are all buisness.
Bonnie

Aubrey, TX

#13 Jun 10, 2010
Stay out of trouble and you will not have to go to jail, so there would be no need to comment on how bad it is. Break the law, go to jail, that's the law., When you get out, have enough sense not to go back.
mom

Little Rock, AR

#14 Jul 7, 2010
What about medical care to inmates? Aren't they supposed to treat them as humans even though they have broken the law? I understand being incarcerated because you have committed a crime, but should they just let you die in there without giving any medical attention? I can tell you that yes that is exactly what they have done. My son was left to die in a padded cell and no one cares!
Mary Longoria

United States

#15 Jul 8, 2010
P WEST wrote:
I AGREE AND IM TOLD THAT THE INMATES DONT GET PROPER HEATH CARE EITHER, IJUST WENT TO VISIT AND OMG ITS SOO FILTHY! SOME ONE NEEDS TO DO SOMTHING SOON!ITS ALSO UNDER STAFF.
REALITY CHECK: Where on earth did you get the idea that jail is supposed to be a "fun" place to vacation at? It never fails to amaze me how demanding offenders can be! They don't seem to care much about anyone else's rights when they go out and commit a crime! But, by golly, as soon as they find themselves behind bars, all of a sudden they start complaining about everything from the "lousy" food to the "lack of proper health care", to "uncomforatble accommodations"! Hey, jail is no Hotel Hilton! The way I see it, if they want good food, proper medical care, and comfy living, then they need to stay out of trouble, get a job and pay for all those "luxuries" like the rest of us do!

I've worked for the penal system long enough to know what I'm talking about. Now, I'm not saying that prisoners/inmates should be mistreated or abused, because as far as I'm concerned, once they've been tried and convicted, no one else has the right to inflict further punishment on them. What I'm referring to is the fact that most criminals don't bother to give a second thought to "right or wrong", when they are committing their crimes, but once they're caught, they quickly cry out, "Injustice"! What makes them think they deserve better than the people they've wronged?

Come on, folks! I understand your concern for your family members (when they're incarcerated), but you need to stop making them the "victims" and let them pay the price for their wrongdoings. Otherwise, how are they ever going to learn the difference between RIGHT and WRONG! I will agree that there are a few rotten apples amongst the law enforcement troops (and we really need to weed them out), however it is NOT our job to "baby" the offenders, nor to treat them as special guests. They did the crime without stopping to consider the consequences, so now it's time to pay the piper.

Don't want to serve TIME ... Don't commit the CRIME! Plain and simple.
Mary Longoria

United States

#16 Jul 8, 2010
mom wrote:
What about medical care to inmates? Aren't they supposed to treat them as humans even though they have broken the law? I understand being incarcerated because you have committed a crime, but should they just let you die in there without giving any medical attention? I can tell you that yes that is exactly what they have done. My son was left to die in a padded cell and no one cares!
I am sorry to hear about your son's death, ma'am. As I mentioned earlier, we do have some law enforcement employees that really don't care, but please don't judge all of us by what some others do. Also, there are always at least two sides to each story, but sometimes we choose to see ONLY our side. Working for the penal system is NOT for everyone and unfortunately we don't always wind up with the best caliber of people, as employees. But, it still goes back to this: If a person strives to do right and lives honestly, chances are he or she will never have to worry about being incarcerated, which means they won't have to face the risk of something worse happening to them. And, the sad part is that when someone goes to prison/jail, the whole family suffers, especially in a situation such as yours. Again, my condolences on the untimely and unfortunate death of your son.
JMC

United States

#17 Jul 9, 2010
Mary Longoria wrote:
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I am sorry to hear about your son's death, ma'am. As I mentioned earlier, we do have some law enforcement employees that really don't care, but please don't judge all of us by what some others do. Also, there are always at least two sides to each story, but sometimes we choose to see ONLY our side. Working for the penal system is NOT for everyone and unfortunately we don't always wind up with the best caliber of people, as employees. But, it still goes back to this: If a person strives to do right and lives honestly, chances are he or she will never have to worry about being incarcerated, which means they won't have to face the risk of something worse happening to them. And, the sad part is that when someone goes to prison/jail, the whole family suffers, especially in a situation such as yours. Again, my condolences on the untimely and unfortunate death of your son.
Everyone realizes that all law enforcement officers are not the same and that there are good and bad apples in every sector. However, when law enforcement officers are collecting a paycheck to do a job, then, in that event, they SHOULD do that job to the best of their ability. If jailers are not providing medical attention to inmates that require it, then they don't need to be there collecting dollars for a job they are not performing. Noone should be allowed to die in jail just because they committed a crime. The death penalty is more humane than just allowing a person to die there. At least with the death penalty there is no suffering involved. And then, what if the person that dies is not even guilty of a crime and has been wrongfully jailed? Had this person gone to court? Had they been convicted of any crime? Our system is not working when people are given the authority not only to lock people up but are also letting them die. I understand that Texas has the highest death rate for prisoners than any other state in the nation. The truth will eventually surface in this matter and I am hopeful that, if there was wrongdoing on the part of San Patricio County personnel during the time of this young man's death, proper action is taken and these "jailers" end up on the other side of the bars to experience some of their own treatment.
JMC

United States

#18 Jul 9, 2010
If there is anyone out there that was in the San Patricio County Jail from Friday, June 19th through Wednesday, June 23, I would love to hear from you. For obvious reasons, the family of Mr. Huett would like to have answers as to what really happened and why he was allowed to die. Information received from the Sheriff's department has been BS with an extraordinary amount of contradiction and I am sure mom would appreciate any help anyone can offer. If it were your child, you would want to know. Thanks to anyone that can offer any assistance.
Mom

Little Rock, AR

#19 Jul 9, 2010
I am not accusing anyone of doing something to my son. I am accusing them of doing nothing for my son. He was not treated as well as a dog would have been. I realize he was in jail, but he had not been convicted of a crime. At what point does one have to be before medical treatment is provided? When an inmate is begging for water, begging for medical treatment, and making statements they are going to die in there is that not enough to cause alarm. It has been reported that his blood pressure had bottomed on Sunday night? Is that not another indication that something is wrong. When one is put in regular population but becomes so violently ill that they have to be put in a padded cell, is that not another indication that something is wrong? Whe one cannot keep the water, the pepto pill, the two tylenol pills, and the occasional cup of orange juice down, is that not another indication. What about the jailers admitted comment that they heard him moaning and groaning? I am not excusing the fact that my son did something that caused him to go to jail, but I will not excuse them for treating him worse than a dog.
Mom

Little Rock, AR

#20 Jul 9, 2010
Mary Longoria wrote:
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I am sorry to hear about your son's death, ma'am. As I mentioned earlier, we do have some law enforcement employees that really don't care, but please don't judge all of us by what some others do. Also, there are always at least two sides to each story, but sometimes we choose to see ONLY our side. Working for the penal system is NOT for everyone and unfortunately we don't always wind up with the best caliber of people, as employees. But, it still goes back to this: If a person strives to do right and lives honestly, chances are he or she will never have to worry about being incarcerated, which means they won't have to face the risk of something worse happening to them. And, the sad part is that when someone goes to prison/jail, the whole family suffers, especially in a situation such as yours. Again, my condolences on the untimely and unfortunate death of your son.
I am not judging all of you just those who left my son to die in a padded cell. Yes, he had done something to put him in jail but he wasn't convicted of any crime. He was awaiting a court date at which time he may have been exonerrated. Regardless, all humans should be afforded the right to have medical attention if it is necessary. I know they did not offer him that attention.
Katie

North Little Rock, AR

#21 Jul 10, 2010
mom wrote:
What about medical care to inmates? Aren't they supposed to treat them as humans even though they have broken the law? I understand being incarcerated because you have committed a crime, but should they just let you die in there without giving any medical attention? I can tell you that yes that is exactly what they have done. My son was left to die in a padded cell and no one cares!
I am so sorry for your loss. Innocent until proven guilty. And no matter what, common decency demands proper and fair treatment. This should be thoroughly investigated, ala Garland County Jail in Hot Springs, AR and Pope County Jail in Russellville, AR. Those people are paying.

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