Supervisors hear annual jail inspection report, numbers on bond referendum

by Bob Beach

During the regular meeting of the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, September 16, Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick presented the Board with the annual jail inspection report. Mellick said that the deficiencies noted in the report are not new, the least of which include the lack of an exercise area for prisoners and inadequate water supply and lighting.
Mellick said that the jail inspector's more serious concerns include the safety and security of prisoners, staff and the public when prisoners are being moved, also noting that prisoners' personal items and files are stored in areas that are accessible to the public.

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