Former Inmate Files Complaint Against Jerome Jail
JEROME, Idaho (AP) — The Jerome County Jail in south-central Idaho is facing a complaint filed in United States District Court by a former inmate who says her civil rights were violated.
The Times-News reports Gloria Wells was incarcerated in Jerome County from December to March. Her complaint lists a number of grievances like black mold in the jail and cramped quarters. She also says male inmates were given Bible study materials while only one female inmate was given the same and told to share.
Sheriff Doug McFall says his office has received many complaints from Wells in the past. Construction began in March on a new jail that McFall says will address many issues that have been brought up.