Two lawsuits describe similar “dangerous or repugnant” conditions a year apart and in different areas of the Jackson County Detention Center, and they contend that jail staff were indifferent to remedying inmate complaints.
Two lawsuits describe similar “dangerous or repugnant” conditions a year apart and in different areas of the Jackson County Detention Center, and they contend that jail staff were indifferent to remedying inmate complaints. Jill Toyoshiba File photo
Two lawsuits describe similar “dangerous or repugnant” conditions a year apart and in different areas of the Jackson County Detention Center, and they contend that jail staff were indifferent to remedying inmate complaints. Jill Toyoshiba File photo

Jackson County jail inmates say they were forced to live in filth, file lawsuits

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