More Inmates File Suit In Maury County

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) – The number of inmate lawsuits filed against Maury County Sheriff Enoch George and jail administrators has nearly doubled since a federal judge held a hearing on jail conditions last month.

The Daily Herald reported a second pre-trial conference was scheduled for Monday morning in the cases, which have risen to at least 23.

U.S. District Court Judge William Haynes last month gave county officials 30 days to address inmates’ complaints. They claim the jail’s living conditions violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: