isabella county http://michiganradio.org en After lawsuit, Isabella County jail inmates get more time outside cells http://michiganradio.org/post/after-lawsuit-isabella-county-jail-inmates-get-more-time-outside-cells <p>Isabella County jail inmates are spending more time outside their cells these days.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union sued Isabella County after receiving complaints that inmates were not allowed exercise time outside their cells.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daniel Manville is the director the Michigan State University law school&#39;s Civil Rights Clinic. He says jail officials were willing to reach an out-of-court settlement.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manville says many county jails in Michigan are in a similar position because of inmate overcrowding and budget cuts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s my understanding that there&#39;s a few other jails that are under litigation,&rdquo; says Manville. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve even started talking to a couple jails about making changes, and they are willing to sit down even before we file a lawsuit and we may even be able to resolve it without a lawsuit.&rdquo;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of the Isabella County jail settlement, inmates will have access to an exercise room for an hour a day five days a week.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:18:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 14708 at http://michiganradio.org After lawsuit, Isabella County jail inmates get more time outside cells