Milwaukee ―――― COVID and staffing issues are causing problems in Milwaukee County Prison. This had a spillover effect on the containment room of the Milwaukee police station. Law enforcement agencies respond by blaming each other.
FOX6 News hears from prisoners and their families about their lack of access to basic essentials such as hygiene products, pillows and blankets. They just want better treatment for those in custody.
A Wisconsin mother spoke daily to FOX6 News last Tuesday, January 11, with the same conversation with her son, who was detained in Milwaukee County Jail.
“He tells us how terrifying there is,” said Dennis, who defends the identity we protect for fear of retaliation for his 38-year-old son.
He has been sentenced to 45 days in prison after pleading guilty to driving a car during his third drunk driving. She admits he failed, but said it shouldn’t expose him to bad conditions.
“He took a shower once in six days,” Dennis said. “No pillows, blankets, shampoos, deodorants, soaps or toothpaste.”
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That’s not the only problem.
FOX6, who holds a cell at the Milwaukee police station, said he was receiving similar treatments, including more than 24 hours of hygiene products being unavailable, blankets, and lack of beds, sources familiar with the situation said. .. It was sometimes held there before being transferred to the county prison.
FOX6 News solicited comments from both agencies.
Sheriffs’ offices are transparent in addressing COVID outbreaks, staff shortages, and other issues affecting prison operations before deferring comments on what is happening inside police facilities to MPD. Was advertised. Meanwhile, Milwaukee police said they were ready to detain the arrested for a long time while guiding us to the sheriff’s office and then working with the sheriff’s office to transfer the arrested in a timely manner. ..
The sheriff’s office also said it was actively in contact with police on prison capacity issues, but did not comment on resource issues within the MPD facility.