Reader voices health con­cerns about jail

Rome News-Tribune - - EDITORIALS AND OPINION -

was jailed on June 24, 2016, for yelling at a woman in a Wendy’s who stole nearly $800 and all our pain meds. (My left leg was crushed in a freight car cou­pling in Au­gust 1980. I had over 120 frac­tures.)

When I got to (Floyd County) jail I no­ticed a strong smell of mold and I could see it ev­ery­where. When I got to the cell block I no­ticed the mat­tress was strong smelling, too. I looked into the shower and it was scary, the wall was cov­ered in black mold. A mold spe­cial­ist con­demned our dou­ble-wide in Rut­ledge. That jail should not have one per­son in it for five min­utes. If you’re not con­cerned with in­mates, then the peo­ple who work there are go­ing to die of can­cer, that I can as­sure you. Those poor peo­ple work­ing at the pub­lic pre­tender’s of­fice will die with can­cer.

Please help with this ’cause they don’t even know the trou­ble they are in. In a few years it will be too late. Chuck Ben­nett


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