Ga. inmates sue over naked treatment

North Ga. prisoners describe 12 hours without clothing

  • Follow Crime & courts

DALTON, Ga. — Inmates at the Whitfield County Jail say they were humiliated by being held naked for 12 hours and forced to spread cream on their bodies.

Whitfield County sheriff's Capt. Wesley Lynch the inmates were made to disrobe to combat an outbreak of body lice in one of the cell blocks, which had to be decontaminated. He says an ointment was applied to the inmates to kill the lice.

Inmates David Bennett and Jesus Gallardo outline their allegations in a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Rome that seeks $5 million. They say more than two dozen inmates had to undergo the treatment. Sheriff Scott Chitwood, Lynch and other sheriff's officers are named as defendants.

Lynch said one employee was given a formal written reprimand after the incident.

Comments (14)

Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
urright
460
Points
urright 01/31/11 - 09:36 am
0
0

It must put the ointment on

It must put the ointment on it's skin.

seenitB4
72520
Points
seenitB4 01/31/11 - 09:37 am
0
0

They have more rights than

They have more rights than the people on the outside!!

WW1949
19
Points
WW1949 01/31/11 - 09:43 am
0
0

I would laugh if I was on

I would laugh if I was on that jury. They would also sue if they weren't given the treatment all at taxpayers expense. Who has body lice today with all the clean water available. Only the people that don't bathe or the homeless who can't.

Richmnd Cty Votr
1
Points
Richmnd Cty Votr 01/31/11 - 09:54 am
0
0

Should have cut off their

Should have cut off their nails and left em alone.

the_source
0
Points
the_source 01/31/11 - 09:58 am
0
0

It puts the lotion in the

It puts the lotion in the basket. It puts the lotion in the basket. PUT THE $%^$&%$ LOTION IN THE BASKET!

Knightryder
0
Points
Knightryder 01/31/11 - 10:24 am
0
0

It puts the lotion on it's

It puts the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again.

Chillen
16
Points
Chillen 01/31/11 - 10:56 am
0
0

ha-ha-ha knightryder. We use

ha-ha-ha knightryder. We use that quote all the time! Silence of the Lambs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQb2m6VJ-eo Creepy.

stillamazed
1488
Points
stillamazed 01/31/11 - 11:54 am
0
0

I'd like to know what idiot

I'd like to know what idiot of a lawyer took the case?????? they have no rights and apparently the critters have to be controlled to keep from spreading to the rest of the population. If I were on the jury they would not stand a chance but some bleeding heart will probably say "oh poor guys, had to stay naked and put cream on". I am sure they do to each other much more horrible things......probably look for someone to get naked with and put lotion on:) throw this out of the courts fast...

SteveCagle
12
Points
SteveCagle 01/31/11 - 12:01 pm
0
0

Lock them all in an isolated

Lock them all in an isolated cell and let them get rid of the lice their own way...?

onlysane1left
212
Points
onlysane1left 01/31/11 - 12:03 pm
0
0

"They have more rights than

"They have more rights than the people on the outside!!"

People on the outside can still vote, they can not, nor ever again. Also, if these two jerks refused treatement they are a problem to everyone else. Like someone said above, if a jury awards them this judgement, it is a sad day.

daphne3520
946
Points
daphne3520 01/31/11 - 12:03 pm
0
0

" stillamazed," wake UP and

Unpublished

" stillamazed," wake UP and smell the coffee!

Chillen
16
Points
Chillen 01/31/11 - 12:14 pm
0
0

I thought only convicted

I thought only convicted felons lost their right to vote, not regular prisoners.

GaRealist
22
Points
GaRealist 01/31/11 - 12:52 pm
0
0

Sounds like scabies to me....

Sounds like scabies to me.... I hope they treated their clothes too. If not, everything they touch can become infested.

seenitB4
72520
Points
seenitB4 01/31/11 - 02:26 pm
0
0

Maybe they needed some air on

Maybe they needed some air on the behind....lol

Boogaloo
1
Points
Boogaloo 01/31/11 - 02:59 pm
0
0

Hmmm, this gives me an idea

Hmmm, this gives me an idea for the upcoming Super Bowl party I am having.

unbiased_propaganda
165
Points
unbiased_propaganda 01/31/11 - 03:11 pm
0
0

dangit urright - you beat me

dangit urright - you beat me to it.

daaaaaaaaaaang

Back to Top

Loading...