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Ex-inmate plans lawsuit over KY jail

April 02, 2001

Ex-inmate plans lawsuit over KY jail

Meghan Hoyer, The Courier-Journal
March 30, 2001, Friday Ind/Indiana
Copyright 2001 The Courier-Journal
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY.)
March 30, 2001, Friday Ind/Indiana

(JENNINGS COUNTY, Kentucky) - Contending that conditions at the Jennings County jail are ''horrific,'' a former inmate has filed notice that he plans to sue the sheriff, county council and county commissioners on behalf of every inmate housed there during the last six months.

Brian Roberts, 33, claims the jail is understaffed, overcrowded and inadequately ventilated and lighted. Inmates do not have adequate showers, food, exercise, medical care or sleeping space, he said.

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