Forrest County Jail’s plumbing issue is resolved

Update 8:30 PM: Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims reports that the prison plumbing problem has been resolved.

“Water and sanitation conditions are currently being fully restored,” he said.

Original story:

Relatives of people held in the Forrest County Jail say inmates have been without water for more than a day.

“The inmates are not locked up, but it took them 24 hours to hand out two water bottles per inmate and they still don’t have running water for showers or toilets,” Ravyn Mittelstaedt told the police in an email on Friday. Hattiesburg American.

Others with loved ones incarcerated contacted the news organization with similar complaints, but refused to speak to the official newspaper. The Hattiesburg American does not cite anonymous sources except on rare occasions.

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