Roanoke City Jail moves inmates to improve access to toilets


In a major move, the Roanoke City Jail has moved offenders around to improve access to toilets.

Jail officials have confirmed to WFXR that the move came after an inmate expressed concerns about jail conditions, including lack of toilets inside some of the cells.

After a series of meetings, a staff member suggested moving low-risk offenders to the third-floor cells that are without toilets. Because the offenders are jail trustees deemed low-risk, the jail cell doors are being left open so the offenders can have immediate access to the bathroom facilities.

The offenders that were previously housed on the third floor have been relocated to cells with toilets. A jail official says more than 100 offenders were part of the jail reorganization, which took place on July 11th and July 12th.

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