State Inspection Of Cuyahoga County Jail Finds Several Problems

Jul 26, 2019


A memo obtained by the Associated Press shows a recent state inspection of the troubled Cuyahoga County jail  found problems with medical care and other issues months after operators were cited during previous inspections. 

Unsanitary conditions and prolonged inmate lockdowns also were outlined in the memo written by an Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction inspector. In early June  Governor Mike DeWine said he'd ordered improvements in the state's jail inspection system along with monthly inspections of the lockup that a U.S. Marshals Service report in November said was plagued by "inhumane" conditions. A spokesperson says the memo shows the county is "working hard" to make improvements.