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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