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Report: DC Needs New Jail as Aging Facility Is 'Hazardous'

The auditor of Washington, D.C, says the city needs a new jail, as conditions inside its 1976 facility that houses male inmates have become hazardous

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    Report: DC Needs New Jail as Aging Facility Is 'Hazardous'
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    The auditor of Washington, D.C, says the city needs a new jail, as conditions inside its 1976 facility that houses male inmates have become hazardous.

    WTOP-FM reported Thursday that a report released by D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson says the health department has repeatedly cited the jail for violations including mold growth, a leaking roof and broken plumbing.

    It says the city hasn't allocated the full amounts the jail has requested to make needed repairs and improvements. From Fiscal Year 2014 through 2018, the Department of Corrections sought an average of $12.5 million each year and was awarded an average of $3.1 million.

    Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue has said that $100,000 was budgeted for a jail study this fiscal year.

    Nick Cannon Leads Graduation Ceremony at DC Jail

    [DC] Nick Cannon Leads Graduation Ceremony at DC Jail

    Howard University students and D.C. inmates graduated from the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Wednesday at the Correctional Treatment Facility in Southeast. Nick Cannon is an instructor of the program that brings college students and inmates together in jail to study the criminal justice system. News4's Mark Seagraves reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018)

    The News4 I-Team has documented several problems at the D.C. jail, including a lack of roof repairs, leaks and stifling heat linked to the death of an inmate.

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