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April 17, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Conditions in jail should be looked at

On Dec. 6, my son was incarcerated for the weekend in the Las Vegas jail. His work clothes were confiscated as were his shoes. Because these were the only items of clothing providing any degree of warmth, it seems rather inhumane to subject him, along with several other men, to a room with limited benches and a concrete floor. There was no heat; they lay shivering all night on the floor (a few on a bench), none with blankets. Does no one at the jail care?

My concern is not just for my son, but for all of those subjected to such conditions in this country. Is there a citizens’ watch group in Las Vegas? If not, perhaps there should be consideration given to initiating one.

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