Many Counties Plagued with Inadequate, Unsafe Jails

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The noise in Prineville, Oregon's tiny jail, built decades ago to house firefighting equipment, is constant. Voices bounce off the walls. Nothing dissipates the dank smell. There's no natural light. Fluorescent bulbs give the green walls a sickly hue, the Associated Press reports. "I personally think this is an embarrassment to our community," Sheriff John Gautney says of the . . .

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