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Lawsuit cites “inhumane” conditions in St. Louis jail

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges inmates at a medium-security jail in St. Louis live in “inhumane conditions” that include rodent feces in food, infestations of bugs and snakes, and unbearable overcrowding. The nonprofit ArchCity Defenders filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of seven former inmates seeking monetary damages and closure of the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, known as the Workhouse. The St. Louis mayor’s office said the jail is inspected multiple times a year by the city Health Department and … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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