Tribpedia: Adan Muñoz

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Adan Muñoz Jr. has served as executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards since September 2006.

Muñoz attended grade school on King Ranch in Kingsville, south of Corpus Christi. He became a police officer and then sheriff and district attorney investigator for his home county of Kleberg. In 1994, he resigned as sheriff to work as ...

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Adan Muñoz: The TT Interview

He thinks running a jail is a thankless job, and he should know: He has been the director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards since 2006, and before that he was Kleberg County Sheriff. He talked with The Texas Tribune this week about the agency's budget cuts, jail overcrowding and eroding facilities. 

Inspectors testing the emergency ventilation of the unit for fire code compliance tests at Dallas County Jail.
Inspectors testing the emergency ventilation of the unit for fire code compliance tests at Dallas County Jail.

Plan Would Make Texas Jails Pay for Inspections

Despite its relatively miniscule portion of the state’s $182 billion budget, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards is not exempt from the budget knife. Lawmakers are considering a 30 percent cut from the commission’s budget, a move that could mean the end of jail inspections. To keep them going, lawmakers are proposing that the counties pay for them.