Roger Gitlin

Roger Gitlin

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My publisher sent me an unopened letter stamped DEL NORTE JAIL MAIL and he asked me to follow up with its contents. Mail from the Jail.

The letter, handwritten in pencil with an apology about legibility was from an inmate at the jail leveling some pretty heady charges: leaky roof, flooding, lots of mold and mildew. The inmate, who shall remain anonymous for obvious reasons claimed the jail was not suited for human occupancy. The inmate was highly critical of staff who he/she claimed were indifferent, incompetent and ignoring of wanton fentanyl abuse including at least three recent overdose incidents, again according to the inmate.


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