Inmates don't have to
live like dogs
Saturday, March 26,
I am writing to respond and support the health issues
recently printed about the Elkhart County jail
("Avoiding jail surest way to escape bad conditions,"
People's Forum, March 21).
Yes, we are convicts and deserve to be punished. No,
we don't have to live like dogs.
If a jail cell is messy, any respectable person would
clean up after themselves, but when I got head lice so
bad like mange, that's cruel punishment. My head bled
from scratching. I got one treatment shower, changed
clothes but was put right back in the same room with the
I was sentenced and placed at DOC holding in LaGrange
County. At arrival, I told them of my head lice and I
was segregated 14 days until it was gone.