“‘Nobody should be forced to live in the sickening conditions that exist in the Suffolk County jails,’ said Amol Sinha, director of the NYCLU’s Suffolk County Chapter. ‘Raw sewage bubbles from floor drains, rodents and roaches infest the kitchens, black mold covers the showers – it shocks the conscience. That county officials have allowed such horrendous conditions to persist for years is simply shameful.'”

The NYCLU has sued on behalf of 100 prisoners. “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering the prisons” –Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead. (1862)