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Taxpayers must pay to unclog Cowlitz Jail toilets

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KELSO, Wash. -- Inmates at the Cowlitz County Jail flushed six or seven blankets and 25 plastic bags down toilets on one day, causing a clog that cost $5,500 to clear.

County commissioners were told the backup on Jan. 28 was more than county crews could handle and they had to call in plumbers to remove the blockage and clean the system.

The Daily News of Longview reports commissioners voted Tuesday to pay the bill.

by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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aneela
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Ugh...this is just too ridiculous that they did that....

usmclife58
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Wow.

aneela
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Like REALLY??? What the crap was going on that they were able to do this??

Quoting usmclife58:

Wow.


DawnPratt23
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Nevermind we pay prisoners a paycheck, and everything else.
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onefootcutiepie
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:31 PM

 I say they remove all their blankets and clothes for a few months...

Noellabella27
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:31 PM

That's ridiculous 

CoeyG
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:46 PM

This wouldn't have happened if they had outhouses instead of indoor plumbing

StoryKeepers
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:15 PM

This and I agree with coey,take away the blankets and send them to an outhouse for the remainder of winter

Quoting onefootcutiepie:

 I say they remove all their blankets and clothes for a few months...


CoeyG
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Something that always bothered me.  This is supposed to be prison, yet they get all the comforts of home. There are so many things I'd cut out that they don't need to live day by day but in doing so they would fall under what is called "cruel and unusual"  never mind what the murderers, rapists and pedophiles have put their victims through.

momto1girl3boys
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:36 PM
That is ridiculous.
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