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By Matt Levasseur
Klickitat County Jail 

Bad conditions at county jail

Letter to the Editor

 


To the Editor:

I’m writing in hopes of reaching someone who may be able to have some action taken in regards to investigating the Klickitat County Jail. Here are some of the conditions there:

There’s no medical staff readily available. And when we put in any medical request sometime, well, most of the time, we have to wait weeks, if not a month or two to hear from any medical staff. For me, right now it’s going on the first week since I informed them of blood in my stool, and I still haven’t heard anything.

This jail is disgusting. It’s full of flying ants, ants, spiders, and we also find silverfish regularly. And this is with cleaning everyday. And the staff is aware of it, and...



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