The NAACP is holding a community hearing Thursday night to discuss issues with the community about problems that have come to light regarding Cuyahoga County Jail.
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The meeting will take place at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 7510 Woodland Ave., Cleveland.
The forum will consist of the following individuals: Cleveland Branch NAACP president and civil rights attorney James Hardiman will be joined by attorney Sarah Gelsominso from Gilbert and Associates, FINPAC president Fred Ward and Rev. Eugene Ward, Pastor Greater Love Baptist Church
Inmates who reside in the Cuyahoga County Jail are forced to live in unacceptable conditions in an inhumane environment where basic civil liberties are withheld, sometimes as a form of punishment by staff, according to a facility review report conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The FBI has opened an investigation into the issues at the jail.
US Marshal Pete Elliott confirmed that both the FBI and Cuyahoga County's Inspector General are conducting investigations into civil rights issues inside the jail.
Since late June, at least six inmates have died at the jail. Inspectors noted the jail failed to conduct reviews of the deaths and cited "insufficient and unclear answers" regarding the deaths.