Adams County Jail A Tough Cell.

An inmate is housed in a cell isolated from the general population after being involved in a fight with another inmate in general population. There are only 4 cells available for those who must be kept to themselves for safety and discipline problems, or those found by a judge to be mentally incompetent to stand trial. It can take months to transfer a mentally incompetent person to a proper psychiatric facility, leaving the possibility of placing prisoners in the lawyer visiting cage, or the one holding cell designed to hold prisoners who are being booked. The lack of specialized cells makes it difficult and at times impossible to properly classify inmates, resulting in situations where people being held until they can bond out on minor offenses are placed in the general population with violent offenders. | H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt

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