Women sleep on the cold Jail Annex floor in February. The jail is overpopulated, consistently exceeding the number of beds. More than 20 women live together in an unventilated room with black mold, sharing a single toilet.
Filthy standing water stagnates in the exposed floor drain at all times. The opening smells like grease, bleach and rotten garbage. Inmates cover the drain with a food tray. Two feet away, a woman sleeps on the floor.
The main women's cell, bathroom and shower area. Mold creeps from every corner. Rust on the walls. Covers have been torn from sleeping mats for use as a shower curtain. One toilet is broken and covered. 20 women share a single toilet.
The main women’s cell, bathroom and shower area. Mold creeps from every corner. Rust on the walls. Covers have been torn from sleeping mats for use as a shower curtain. 20 women share a single toilet. The other is broken and covered.
A woman sleeps on the floor in a corner of shared cell. The large wall is an exterior wall where drugs once came through. Now, only cold air comes through, feeding the mold. Because of overcrowding, women sleep on the floor, even next to the bathroom area. Historical data shows as many as 200 inmates have occupied a jail with 120 beds.
A small tray slot in the door is left open, the only point of ventilation in a cell where more women sleep than there are beds. At 100% humidity mold thrives here. No cells in the Annex jail are ventilated.