Inmates from round up criticize Bradley County Jail conditions
Nearly half of the men charged with cocaine or weapons offenses from a
federal roundup in November have penned a letter from the Bradley
County Jail with a message to the community.
"Due to the fact that the individuals are innocent until proven
guilty and with the understanding of being properly detained, the
individuals housed in the Bradley County Jail feel its only fair for the
Chattanooga residents and all concerned parties know the difference and
have the knowledge of the conditions they are being housed under," the
letter dated Dec. 1 states.
At a news conference, officials said the 32-man roundup was evidence
of law enforcement's efforts to clean up the streets by targeting
cocaine and weapons crimes.