In order to prepare for this examination (#301), students should have a working knowledge of Texas Minimum Jail Standards. The most current copy of standards can be viewed via the link listed at the bottom of this page. Questions on the exam covering minimum jail standards will cover multiple chapters. However, students should concentrate on the following chapters of Texas Minimum Jail Standards: 253, 263, 265, 267, 269, 271, 273, 275, 277, 279, 281, 283, 285, 287, 289, 291 and 297.
Students should also familiarize themselves with the Local Government Code 351 and Government Code 511 as these codes relate to the minimum jail standards. Next, questions on the exam relating to TCOLE will be found TAC Title 37, Part 7, Chapter 217 & 218 TCOLE Rules. Finally, a block of questions that focus on relevant case law, legal definitions and cases useful to jail administration can be found in the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Publication – “Jails and the Constitution, An Overview”. The link to this book, for testing purposes, is located below.
Students that familiarize themselves with listed areas of study in this course description and have access to the material for exam should be well prepared to sit for the examination. Students must successfully complete this exam with a score of 100%. This online exam may be taken multiple times to achieve a passing score. Remember, this is an open book examination so use the resources provided to find the correct answer to the questions.
The question: The ____ is the keeper of the jail, should have been "Sheriff" however, the test marked it wrong. I didn't get the question again on the next round so it turned out to be a non-issue. Those that do get the question will have issues and have to take the 75 question test again.
These answers got marked as wrong. Why???? TITLE 37 PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS PART 9 TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS CHAPTER 265 ADMISSION RULE §265.7 Telephone Use A telephone and telephone directory shall be available for inmates' use within the processing area. TITLE 37 PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS PART 9 TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS CHAPTER 265 ADMISSION RULE §265.3 Observation During Holding Inmates confined in a holding cell or detoxification cell shall be observed by facility personnel at intervals not to exceed 30 minutes.
The question regarding, "The commission may only provide a grant to a county for capital improvements to a county jail with a capacity of not more than ____ prisoners". Should of been 288 but it's not listed in the answer choices. The correct answer choice is 96. Maybe some of the information is out dated??? Overall, it's great information for our Jail Administrators.
The question regarding "A telephone and telephone directory shall be available for inmates' use within the processing area" is being marked as true. Test results are coming back as wrong.
Some of the questions are correct but are showing they are wrong according to TCJS.
I have taken the test, and one of the questions that I missed was right. According to the TCJS,
Not impressed. Questions bogus and repeated over