Filthy Dade County Jail Filled With Mold, Roaches and Leaky Urinals
A Department of Justice report slammed Miami-Dade County jails for their disgusting conditions back in August of 2011, and now ten months later it doesn't appear anyone has bothered to clean up the place. A corrections officer at the Dade County jail in West Miami-Dade leaked photos of the still deplorable conditions of the jail to WSVN. Mold, leaky pipes, over-flowing urinals, and roaches mar the premises.
"It's very dangerous because we have families that we come home to, and anything that's airborne, we'll of course bring it home, and we have kids and families," the anonymous corrections officer told the station.
Roaches, malfunctioning sewer drains, improper medical screening areas, overcrowded medical cells, poor ventilation, mold and leaky pipes are all problems at the jail according to the officer. The county offered no comment to the news station.
News of deplorable conditions at Miami jails are nothing new.
The DOJ conducted a three-year investigation into conditions at the nation's 8th largest jail system, which, among other things cited the system for "environmental health and sanitation deficiencies at several of the MDCR facilities."
Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.
Get the Weekly Newsletter
Our weekly feature stories, movie reviews, calendar picks and more - minus the newsprint and sent directly to your inbox.
- Court Rules Michael Pizzi Should Be Reinstated as Mayor of Miami Lakes
- 305 Is One of the Most In-Demand Area Codes in the Country
- DJ Laz Won't Face Criminal Charges Over Deadly Nixon Sandbar Boat Accident