Friday, April 19, 2013

Vet: Macomb County Jail worse than Iraq

A Veterans Treatment Court participant recently compared conditions at the Macomb County Jail to those in Iraq battle zones, and the jail didn’t fare well.
Jeffrey Whitty, 40, of Harrison Township, told Judge Mark Switalski during a Vet Court session in Macomb County Circuit Court that jail conditions are “nasty.” He added later that the jail is “extremely filthy” and infested with bed bugs.
 “It’s the worst place on planet earth,” Whitty said. “I’d go back to Iraq for two years rather than go back to the jail.”
That’s quite a statement considering Whitty suffered multiple injuries while serving in the Army in the mid-2000s.
He added that most of the inmates “seem like they’re at a party,” he said.


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