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Federal detainee alleges substandard jail conditions

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - A federal detainee has filed a civil action against the Department of Corrections, the federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Department of Justice alleging substandard conditions in jail. In a handwritten civil complaint filed with the District Court, federal detainee Jason Daniels is seeking damages for being subjected to substandard conditions while being detained behind bars.

Daniels claims Post 30 is not maintained according to federal regulations citing leaking water in cells, non functioning toilets and sinks and air conditioning failures that last for days at a time.  Daniels also claims that DepCor has failed to provide for the hygiene of federal detainees like himself with weekly delivery of items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and shaving cream as well as clothing and dietician approved meals.

At the advice of their legal counsel, DepCor officials are not responding to the claims at this time as the suit is still under review and our requests for a tour of the facility were denied.

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