I have volunteered at the Houston County Animal Control & those animals are treated better than the humans in that jail.

  • 13 things wrong with how the Houston County Jail is run and how they treat citizens held inside there.
    13 things wrong with how the Houston County Jail is run and how they treat citizens held inside there.

    Have to wipe & show officer to prove you are on monthly, will only give you 1, 12ct bag of pads & no underwear, will sometimes take hours to bring you pads after you prove you are on monthly.

  • If you are indigent you will get 1 roll of toilet paper to last you approx 3 weeks until you are eligible for the 3 rolls every 2 weeks.
  • Toilets will only flush 2x every hour. Officers can press button to flush at other times but will not, so in communal (1 toilet) in dayroom you have approx 40+ women using toilet you can imagine the faeces, urine & blood that accumulates.
  • Do not receive sheet to put on mattress & mattresses are not disinfected between uses.
  • Will not give you proper cleaning supplies to clean cells. I was there for a 2 week period & we were on 23 hour lock down. Fed in our cells & we were not given cleaning supplies once.
  • Once when we told the Health Department, during an inspection about the conditions, we were put on our beds for 3 days.
  • There are Rats that come in the cells.

  • You are mass punished. When i got there we were locked down 23 hours a day for a fight. The girls that fought were in seg but we were still kept on lock down even after both of them went home.
  • I’ve seen girls have seizures & it has taken medical 2 hours to come to see about them, then they yell at them & tell them they are faking. One girl had one so bad she urinated on herself. They took 3 hours to bring her a clean uniform.
  • A girl had to use her wash cloth as a pad, so therefor she was washing out a blood soaked rag in a sink where someone else had to wash their face & brush their teeth, again with no cleaning supplies.
  • Sometimes it is 8 – 9 hours between lunch & dinner.
  • Guards will yell & cuss you like you are a dog, so will medical staff.
  • You receive 1 blanket, again no sheet, sometimes it is so cold in there you can see your breath & they refuse to adjust temp.

The conditions in that jail are inhumane & degrading. No human being deserves to be treated like that. I have volunteered at the Houston County Animal Control & those animals are treated better than the humans in that jail.

Transcribed by admin from a statement by KH (Identity withheld for fear of retaliation)

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