Sheriff Zena Stephens has SUSPENDED VISITATION at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility until further notice. Phone privileges will remain in effect. - 3/13/2020
Escaped Inmate Captured
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to deter crime and escapes at the Federal Complex here in Jefferson County.
On Wednesday, 09/23/2020, the BOP requested assistance to search for an escaped inmate who had fled from the Satellite camp. BOP reported that 28 year old inmate Thomas Jones had been sentenced in the Western District of Texas to 70 months for Aiding and Abetting Possession With Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine.
JCSO responded along with US Marshal's and PNPD K-9 to search the vast area surrounding the Federal Complex. In addition to searching the area on foot, K-9, a helicopter and a drone we also utilized. Jones was located around 7:45 p.m. while still attempting to evade detection. The U.S. Marshal’s Service took him into custody.
The JCSO routinely partners with the BOP to intercept contraband, detect contraband within the facility and to monitor the surrounding property for criminal activity.
The proactive efforts and partnership of JCSO (K-9 and personnel), Bureau of Prisons (BOP), U.S. Marshals, DPS and PNPD (K-9 and personnel) has resulted in a safer community for us all.
9/25/2020 4:17 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO