Q: Who do i contact concerning conditions of a city jail?
The jail is inhumane, uninhabitable, and the inmates are mistreated. No running water, no working toilets in any of the cells, they are allowed 2 phone calls and that's it, they will let you sit and rot before allowing you another phone call, women having their menstrual cycles are denied pads, tampons, i literally laid in my own blood for hours, it was disgusting and humiliating, when a officer finally listened to me we had to change my bloody mattress, blanket, & clothes, he did allow me a shower, and I had to mop my floor. (i stood up and blood literally splattered on the concrete.) I have very heavy menstrual cycles. I was also thrown into solitary confinement without just cause; there was no reason, I asked. I was withheld from human contact for more than 5 days, and I never got to leave my cell except when they would let me pee. I could hear other inmates talking but I couldn't see or talk to them, and it started making me feel like I was becoming unstable.
A: You need to discuss your case with a civil rights attorney. If you go down this road it will be expensive and time consuming, so you may have to seek help from a nonprofit, which can be hard, but not impossible. The ACLU is a good place to start. Unfortunately, your experience is more common than anyone would like to admit. Good luck.
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