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From the D.C. Inspector General’s Sept. 30 report on conditions in the District’s Central Detention Facility:
“Two (2) walk-in refrigerators and one (1) walk-in freezer were out of order….Roaches were noted in the diet culinary area….The ventilation system in the dry storage area was not working properly, condensation was being produce and the liquid was dripping over the bags of dry food items….One (1) of the steamers had a leaking pipe. Staff tried to control the leak by using a rag covered with a plastic bags….The floors in the Culinary and dishwashing areas were in deplorable conditions. Floor tiles were missing, broken, or damaged….Inmates were ‘cooling’ the milk and drink containers in the toilet bowl. This practice needs to stop. It is not hygienic and can cause a variety of diseases.” —Jason Cherkis