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Monterey County Public Defender’s Office sues county, Sheriff’s Office over jail conditions

From the Monterey County, CA, Herald:

The Monterey County Public Defender’s Office has filed a lawsuit that aims to remedy substandard health care in a jail that’s “broken in every way,” according to a complaint filed in federal court Thursday.

Calling the Monterey County Jail’s medical and mental health care “woefully inadequate,” the 72-page complaint lists a litany of allegations that, it says, combine with severe overcrowding to put the lives of staff and prisoners at risk.

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