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Published: Thursday, 9/13/2007

Allen County inmates clean jail after complaining about conditions


LIMA - Inmates at the Allen County Jail are scrubbing floors and showers after complaining about sanitary conditions at the facility.

Sheriff Dan Beck says he eliminated phone and television privileges for two days in two cell blocks and made inmates start cleaning. Some of the inmates had signed a petition complaining of leaky roofs and toilets, poor air quality and mold in the jail.

The petition claimed the conditions could lead to health problems.

Beck says the only leak occurred in a different area of the jail after a rainstorm and was being fixed. He says from now on inmates will be required to clean the housing blocks, which hold misdemeanor offenders.

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