The mother of the Iola man accused of last year’s mass shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan shared complaints about the Brazos County jail with county commissioners.
“I have 9 pages here, so that is not all of it,” said Dixie Bollin. “But, we will keep trying.”
In the four and half minutes given to Bollin, mother of 28 year old Larry Bollin, she brought up inmates mail being electronically scanned.
“Inmates have to go to a machine in their housing unit to get their mail off a machine. I think that is totally wrong,” said Bollin.
Corrections chief deputy Kevin Stuart told Navasota News that the jail started scanning mail that is not privileged about a year ago, so that inmates are not coming in contact with letter writing paper and envelopes.
“Mail has been, traditionally, an area of concern for security. There is a lot of drugs, like Fentanyl, it is very dangerous to handle, even in small amounts. Other substances in liquid form can be dropped onto the paper, and ingested,” said Stuart.
Stuart also added in an email to Navasota News, “Larry Bollin has completed approximately 125 video visits this year and has made several attempts to send electronic messages. He has not received any messages. He does not use our phone system even though it is available to him 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. If Mr. Bollin wanted to call his mother, he could certainly do so.”
Grimes County Commissioner’s recently approved the same technology to be implemented at the Grimes County jail.
Stuart says he is investigating Dixie Bollin’s accusation that her son has not been able to place a phone call since he was arrested in April of last year.