Mothers of inmates demand better conditions inside Oklahoma County Jail – KFOR Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) A group of concerned citizens, including several mothers of Oklahoma County Detention Center inmates, gathered outside the jail and demanded better conditions for inmates.

The rally began at about 11 a.m. Saturday and was hosted by the Oklahoma Coalition Against People Abuse.

The groups purpose on Saturday was to counter the Criminal Justice Authoritys recent claim that they have improved the jails conditions.

Jail officials said they plan to build a building for the purpose of heating items, such as mattresses, towels and clothing, that are infested with bugs.

Natalie Bruno said her son has struggled with numerous problems at the jail, including bed bugs and mold issues. She says the jail has not fixed the problems.

The living conditions has been really horrible. Hes also had COVID in here. He didnt have no medical treatment, Bruno said.

The only way that were going to take care of the horrible conditions that are currently in the jail is if we release the non-violent offenders that are still being kept inside, another woman at the rally said. Bed bugs, mold, any of the infestation issues that theyre having inside the building whenever were at or over capacity, its gonna be impossible to take care of those situations.

KFOR reached out to jail officials for a response, but have not heard back.

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