Atlanta Pre-Trial Facility Dirty and Dangerous Conditions
Me and other Federal pre-trial prisoners are living in inhuman conditions at UPS Atlanta. There are massive water leaks coming out the walls and also from the ceiling onto the ground. We are having problems with plumbing resulting in feces from coming in the toilet. There is black mold in our showers and in most of the cells.
Since I have been at USP-Atlanta I was provided with one set of underclothes that don’t get laundered clean for at least two to three weeks at a time. A clean set are not provided so basically you have to go without clean underwear for two to three weeks. One washcloth, one towel, one blanket and one sheet was provided. These items are not laundered or replaced. I attempt to rise them in my cell. There is no soap provided and not enough airflow for these items to dry it leaves a mildewed smell.
We are on lockdown almost 3 to 5 days at a time for no reason. Meals are served in the cells every meal. Watery cold oatmeal and small portion of foods. Commissary is extremely limited. I’ve attached a copy of the USP Atlanta pre-trial commissary list. We’ve submitted several written request to be allowed to add more items to the commissary only for staff to refuse our inquiries or at the minimum be allowed to substitute some of the stuff for something healthy yet they still refuse. The only items we can get are the cause of a lot of guys getting high blood pressure or diabetes.
The lack of grooming items is an issue as well. Nothing to brush our hair or grease not even lotion is sold here. We have no good hygiene. The cells and the dayroom are infested with roaches everywhere. The facility has no cleaning supplies to keep the cells clean. During the months of June and July the hottest days of the summer the pod still has no air conditioning or airflow. This is the condition of the pre-trial inmates at USP Atlanta.