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Changes at Texas jail where Bland died difficult to attain

  • File - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, news media work outside the Waller County Jail, in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    File - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, news media work outside the Waller County Jail, in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This July 22, 2015, file photo, shows the inside of the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    FILE - This July 22, 2015, file photo, shows the inside of the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • File - In this July 22, 2015 photo, the Waller County jail cell where Sandra Bland was found dead is seen, in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    File - In this July 22, 2015 photo, the Waller County jail cell where Sandra Bland was found dead is seen, in Hempstead, Texas. Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations that may run afoul of state law. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)  (The Associated Press)

Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died could be difficult to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations, which may run afoul of state law.

Waller County also faces financial hurdles to implementing other panel recommendations, such as hiring medically trained experts to evaluate the mental health of inmates.

County officials have faced criticism for not properly monitoring Bland in jail after she acknowledged that she previously had tried to kill herself.

Problems at the jail highlighted in the report released this week are common to many jails across the country, but few have been scrutinized as closely as Waller County's was after Bland was found hanging from a cell partition, provoking national outrage and drawing the attention of the Black Lives Matter movement.