Following the deaths of six inmates from the Cuyahoga County Jail, U.S. Marshals are stepping in, to conduct an independent inspection of the jail, at the request of County Executive Armond Budish.
“There’s something wrong when people are dying in the jail,” said Budish.
He requested assistance from Northern Ohio District U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, who recruited the services of the U.S. Marshals’ Detention Standards and Compliance branch in Washington, D.C. The branch conducts federal inspections of facilities that house federal detainees, to ensure the facilities are safe, humane, and protect the statutory and constitutional rights of detainees.
The move follows months of criticism of jail operations by former jail medical staff.
Last May, former jail nursing supervisor, Gary Brack, spoke out about dangerous staffing levels, in which inmates were not receiving proper medical treatment, and corrections personnel is understaffed.
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