Plumbing trucks are gone and the water is back in Lincoln State Prison

The plumbing trucks are gone and the water is back in Lincoln State Prison. Inmates and their families have been frustrated for days, and correctional director Scott Frakes says he is too. “And I understand there’s nothing nice about not flushing the toilet, and you know, only having a bottle of water to drink, so thank you, too,” said Frakes. Frakes also responded to reports of a toilet overflow and a lack of bottled water. “There’s no logical reason I could offer that everyone would have left without water unless they chose to because we again had 9,000 bottles on hand and fewer than 1,300 people living there, would have about six bottles for must be every guy that was there yesterday, “said Frakes. Frakes says he’s proud of her reaction. As for the problem with the pipes, he points out the age of the prison. As for the time to fix it. “I have nowhere to send the 1,300 men who live there. So our repairs and ongoing maintenance work are all based on the fact that we have 1,300 convicted felons with about half of our high-security inmates.” “Said Frakes. He and Governor Pete Ricketts are pushing for a new prison instead of spending nearly as much to modernize the current prison for $ 230 million in a brand new facility with slightly more capacity. And it’s clean from the ground up. So it’s pretty easy to do the numbers and see why it’s much cheaper and better value for taxpayers, “Frakes said. KETV NewsWatch 7 asked Senator Terrell Mckinney if he thought that a new prison would help. Also, don’t invest in people and keep the maintenance going, you got money for it. ”

The plumbing trucks are gone and the water is back in Lincoln State Prison.

Inmates and their families have been frustrated for days, and correctional facility director Scott Frakes says he’s frustrated too.

“And I understand there is nothing nice about not flushing the toilet and only having a bottle of water to drink, so thank you too,” said Frakes.

Frakes also touched on reports of overflowing toilets and shortages of bottled water.

“There’s no logical reason I could offer that everyone would have left without water unless they chose to because we again had 9,000 bottles on hand and fewer than 1,300 people living there, would have about six bottles for have to be every guy who was there yesterday, ”said Frakes.

Frakes says he’s proud of her reaction. As for the problem with the pipes, he points out the age of the prison. As for the time to fix it.

“I have nowhere to send the 1,300 men who live there. So our repairs and ongoing maintenance work are all based on the fact that we have 1,300 convicted felons with about half of our high-security inmates.” “Said Frakes.

He and Governor Pete Ricketts are pushing for a new prison instead of spending almost as much money to modernize the current prison.

“Invest $ 200 million in old equipment to get something that’s about 75% of the amount you want, invest $ 230 million in brand new equipment with a little more capacity. And it’s clean from the ground up. So it’s pretty easy to do the numbers and see why it’s a much cheaper and better value for taxpayers, “Frakes said.

KETV NewsWatch 7 asked Senator Terrell Mckinney if he thought a new prison would help, in a statement to KETV he said:

“I will say that a break in the aqueduct does not warrant a new prison, nor does maintenance, invest in people and keep maintenance that you have money for.”

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