Get this: Maggots, mice fall into California prison dining hall


In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)

In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)


In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is the front wall and ceiling of a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two-dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)

In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is the front wall and ceiling of a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two-dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)


In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is deteriorating roof membrane that creates space for bird feces and bird parts to get under the roof into the ceiling space atop a dining hall at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Maggots and mice have fallen onto inmates’ dining tables at a California state prison where holes in the roof also allow rain and bird droppings to seep through and streak the walls, according to an inmate lawsuit that charges the state isn’t moving fast enough to repair deteriorating prisons.

Mice twice fell onto the dining table and scurried into a dishwashing area in April 2018, testified inmate Marvin Dominguez. Then a squirmy maggot dropped onto his food tray in October. A guard advised him to sit at a different table, he said.

Inmate Robert Escareno, who filed the California lawsuit, described in court how bird feces paint the dining room wall. He claims the mold and other contaminants aggravate his allergies.

State officials don’t deny the problem but say they’re fixing the roofs as fast as they can. They blame inmates for attracting vermin by tossing food and hiding liquor they make known as “pruno” in the damaged ceiling.

In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_122642914-99d108b2b35c44d49c0377398bff5c2c.jpgIn this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)
In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is the front wall and ceiling of a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two-dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_122642914-0644532f2c5f4d81b1724548ccdfcd29.jpgIn this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is the front wall and ceiling of a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two-dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)
In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is deteriorating roof membrane that creates space for bird feces and bird parts to get under the roof into the ceiling space atop a dining hall at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_122642914-ca3ca0d686bc4b43ace668f6af03f502.jpgIn this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is deteriorating roof membrane that creates space for bird feces and bird parts to get under the roof into the ceiling space atop a dining hall at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)

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