AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A county jail in northeast Ohio is under a deadline to address conditions including overcrowding and declining staff.
As part of a court-approved agreement backed by the U.S. Justice Department, Summit County must submit a report by Thursday on what it plans to do to upgrade jail conditions in Akron.
According to a draft report obtained by the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/19WYUqB ), the jail has a lack of inmate programming, no recreation time, too many lockdowns and poor design.
A state inspection report earlier this year said the jail, with more than 600 inmates, is overcrowded and doesn't book inmates in a timely manner.
There was no immediate word from county officials or the legal team involved in a jail lawsuit on when the improvement report would be released.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com
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