Senator Jamilah Nasheed Calls For Governor To Take Action On Deplorable Conditions At The Workhouse

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JEFFERSON CITY — Today, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, sent a letter to the governor and the director of the Missouri Department of Corrections to highlight the City of St. Louis Division of Corrections’ facilities.

In the letter, the senator alluded to the “deteriorated” conditions of the city’s facilities, describing them as “ongoing”, and the potential health and safety risks they pose to staff members and offenders.

Citing the extraordinary circumstances in the city, Senator Nasheed called for an in-person visit from state officials to inspect the city’s Medium Security Institution (The Workhouse). She also called for an audit of the city of St. Louis Correction Division’s procedures and facilities, including any financial reports involving the State of Missouri and Federal Government.

The senator described the conversation between her and the governor as encouraging and thanked him for his involvement in improving correctional facilities.