Doug Dretke, deputy director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's institutional division, said problems identified in the review are being addressed, including steps to "enhance our identification process."
After luring Sgt.
said Tuesday that, based on the review, "we are adding a very specific procedure to help ensure positive identification."Correctional officers at checkpoints, he
said, will be required to physically examine identification cards, and the person seeking to pass will be required to remove hats and sunglasses "to facilitate the identification process." Dretke
said that a work group was looking at how vehicle keys could be kept out of the hands of inmates, perhaps by prohibiting prison staff from carrying personal vehicle keys beyond the central control checkpoint.
Prison officials said that no decision had been made as to whether correctional officers involved in the incident would face disciplinary action.
"In our craft shops, we have a very specific policy that when offenders exit, they will be fully and thoroughly strip-searched," Dretke
said."And obviously that didn't occur."
The review also took issue with Hurt's decision to conduct the search for contraband with Roland present, "not standard practice."It cited a training document that states: "Officers should not allow themselves to be 'deceived' by an offender in a search situation by allowing the offender to distract them."
The investigation found evidence that Roland's escape was not a spur-of-the-moment act.