Zanesville City Jail Controversy

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, March 11, 2002 - 02:35 PM
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Zanesville city council president Joanne Winland is speaking out about the city jail. During the February 11th city council meeting, a lengthy report was sumbitted by Zanesville's police chief Eric Lambes requesting 6 supervisors for the jail facility. To prove that there was supervision needed, Lambes cited incidents of sex between inmates and officers, sexual harrassment and sleeping on the job. Once city police administrators were made aware of the indecent behavior that was happening between inmates and correction officers, 3 officers, 1-male and 2-females, were released from the force. Winland wants to assure city residents there are no current reports of improper behavior involving correction officers. In the meantime, Chief Lambes and correction officers, along with city council and public safety director Robert Branford are working on a solution to resolve the jail's lack of supervision. They hope to come up with a solution this coming May.

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