Woman shares concerns about Carroll County Jail

A Carroll County woman is concerned about Jail conditions after visiting an inmate on a regular basis.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 6:36 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 6:37 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Carroll County woman is concerned about jail conditions after visiting an inmate on a regular basis.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby is aware of her frustration and said he believes most of the county feels the same.

Marcella Peterson said she doesn't like what's happening inside the jail. Though she admits some of what she is sharing she hasn't actually witnessed.

"I hear a veterinarian was a nurse," said Peterson. 

Sheriff Leazenby said the nurse on staff is more than qualified to do the job. 

"That's an opinion, she's licensed," said Leazenby. 

He said he would bet almost every jail has received complaints about inmate's health care and about lice, one of the other complaints he confirmed.

"Indiana law requires that we provide basic medical services and so if anybody is expecting they are going to get more than that, you know let's face it I mean it's jail," said Leazenby. 

Peterson still doesn't think it's right.

"I think they are still human and they need to be taken care of, you know we pay our taxes and the inmates should still be taken care of," she said. 

Peterson also expressed concerns about head lice and inmates not being able to shave. 

Leazenby confirmed the lice and said it was taken care of immediately. As far as shaving goes, he said privileges were taken away for basic safety purposes after a recent disciplinary issue with an inmate. 

Peterson was also concerned about sleeping arrangements, Leazenby said there simply isn't enough space.

"They are sleeping in the what's considered the day room area which is outside of each individual pod," he said. 

There are currently 58 inmates in a jail only built to hold 34. It's an on-going issue he is hopeful will end soon considering an architect firm was hired to explore options back in January.

"I know that is still being done and maybe not as quickly as folks would like to see it but it's moving forward and I'm encouraged by that," said Leazenby. 

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