Nash County inmate files suit: jail’s conditions violate constitutional rights
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Nash County inmate files suit: jail’s conditions violate constitutional rights

September 9, 2019


FOR THESE NEIGHBORS. COLLEEN QUIGLEY CBS 17 NEWS. THANK YOU. CBS 17 HAS LEARNED ANOTHER SCUFFLE AT THE NASH COUNTY JAIL INVOLVING INMATES JUST THIS AFTERNOON. WE ARE TOLD ABOUT THIS HOURS AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ABOUT A LAWSUIT FILED BY AN INMATE COMPLAINING ABOUT CONDITIONS. JAMEY LAMONT WILKINS GOLF CONDITIONS DEPLORABLE. HE CLAIMS BODILY FLUIDS ARE ON THE WALLS AND CEILING CENSUS SOMETIMES IT FALLS INTO HIS FOOD. WE TOOK THESE ACCUSATIONS TO THE SHERIFF TO SEE IF THEY ARE TRUE AND IF THEY ARE BEING ADDRESSED. WE OFFER ALL THE INMATES IN THE DIFFERENT PARTS CLEANING SUPPLIES TO CLEAN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AREAS. I KNOW THAT PORTION RIGHT THERE IS FABULOUS. THERE’S ANOTHER CLAIM IN REGARDS TO BLOOD AND FECES ON THE CEILING. THAT’S ALSO FRIVOLOUS. I DON’T BELIEVE WE WOULD ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN TO THAT EXTENT THE WAY IT WAS DESCRIBED IN THE SUIT. JUST THIS MONTH, THE SHERIFF TOOK CBS 17 ON A TOUR INSIDE THE JAIL . THAT’S HOW WE GOT THIS VIDEO. THE INMATE CONTINUED ON TO SAY HE HAD TO DRINK OUT OF THE TOILET BECAUSE THE BUTTONS FOR THE WATER DON’T ALWAYS WORK. HE SAID HE WAS LEFT TO DIE WHEN INMATES STARTED FIRES AT THE FACILITY IN JULY AND HE SAYS NO ONE WOULD LET HIM GO GET CHECKED OUT AFTERWARDS. WE ARE TOLD THIS IS ALL BEING REVIEWED. WE HAVE FORWARDED THE INFORMATION TO THE COUNTY ATTORNEY AND AT THAT POINT, HE WILL REVIEW IT AND MAKE THE PROPER RECOMMENDATIONS. THE SHERIFF HAS SPOKEN AT LENGTH ABOUT THE PROBLEMS AT THE JAIL. THE FACILITY HOUSES UPWARDS OF 300 INMATES PER DAY. THE OLDEST PART OF FACILITY WAS BUILT IN 1976 AND IT’S OPEN WITHOUT PRIVATE CELLS. THE NEWER ADDITION WAS BUILT IN 1984. IT’S MORE LIKE A DORM WITH LOWER-LEVEL AND HIGHER-LEVEL OFFENDERS TOGETHER. THE SHERIFF HAS ASKED FOR MORE MONEY FOR THE UPGRADES. THE SHERIFF MAINTAINS

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