Lawsuit Alleges Unsanitary Conditions at IDOC Facility

Lawsuit Alleges Unsanitary Conditions at IDOC Facility

CHICAGO (AP) – A lawsuit filed this month alleged that prisoners at an Illinois Department of Corrections facility deal with rodents, insects and other unsanitary conditions in cells, bathrooms and the kitchen.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the suit on behalf of a detainee also alleges that plumbing at the intake facility is faulty, including toilets that back up and cause raw sewage to overflow inside cells.

A department spokesman said the agency cannot comment on pending litigation.

The Uptown People’s Law Center and the law firm Jenner & Block LLP filed the suit against officials at the Northern Reception and Classification Center in Crest Hill.

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