Federal Judge Hears Plan to Improve Jail

Responding to complaints that jail administrators ignore or delay requests for medical treatment, withhold nutritious meals and fail to maintain a safe and sanitary facility, lawyers for Maury County were in court yesterday detailing improvements taking place at the county jail. The county is facing 23 suits filed by inmates, according to the Columbia Daily Herald. U.S. District Court Judge William Haynes seemed most concerned by claims that inmates were losing “100, 35, and 50 pounds” and said that protecting their health was the most important priority for the facility.