POLITICS

Inmates In Flint Forced To Consume And Use Contaminated Water For Months

On Jan. 23, prisoners in Flint, Michigan’s Genessee County Jail were told to drink bottled water. It was a curious switch for those who had been locked up since October: After Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency on Dec. 15 to decry the lead-contaminated water being piped into the homes of Flint residents, the inmates were provided with bottled water for five days. But after that, they all drank from the taps again.

 

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