The facility is home to 4,435 prisoners. Pleas for help were painted in several of the building’s windows Friday. One hand-painted message from inside read, “Help we matter 2.”
Another one asked for a mass release from inside amid the coronavirus outbreak.
One detainee, who spotted the I-Team, tapped on the jail glass, pressed his palms against the window, and then formed the symbol of a heart with his hands.
“He just wants to be safe. He said he’s fearing and suffering and fighting for his life,” she said. “He then, after 23 years, he just want to come home, he don’t want to die there. He don’t want to die there.”