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Inmates don't have to live like dogs

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 same people.

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.


Otter Creek
Correctional Center
Wheelwright, KY

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