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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:12 AM
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Indiana Jail Rapidly Running Out Of Toilet Paper
thanks to cub reporter DS1 for the 'scoop'

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - The Monroe County Jail is within 10 days of running out of the most basic supplies, including toilet paper and cleaning materials, the jail commander says because the County Council would not allow him to transfer funds to pay for them.

On Oct. 11, the Council voted against letting jail Commander Bill Wilson transfer $47,000 from surplus personnel funds to the jail's supply and maintenance budget. The overall request included $15,000 for basic operating supplies.

Council President Mark Stoops said Monday that a majority of the Council felt there was enough money in the jail budget to stretch things to the end of the year on supplies. He also said there was concern that a repair request was included in the overall $47,000 transfer request.

Council members also were worried using personnel funding for supplies, he said.

Monday afternoon, Sheriff Steve Sharp and Wilson met with commissioners with a list of everyday jail supplies including disinfectant, latex gloves, hair nets, bleach, laundry detergent, foam cups and toilet paper that could be gone within days or by the end of the month.

"We need to deal with this problem, or we'll have a situation where we don't know what to do," Wilson told The Herald-Times.

Wilson noted that Indiana jail standards require that inmates have daily access to clean clothing and bedding, cleaning materials and needed cleaning equipment. All kitchen equipment and floors must be cleaned daily.

Failure to comply with jail standards could result jail inmates filing complaints and possibly even litigation, Wilson said.

Wilson, Sharp and the commissioners planned to ask the County Council again to approve the budget transfer.

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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:53 AM
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1. Idiots will spend more on lawsuits than TP.
If they can't even provide that scratchy newspapery cheap kind of toilet paper, then they're just asking for something disgusting or lawsuit-worthy to happen.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:59 AM
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2. damn, inmates better hope they don't go 100% industrial...
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