The release of a new video further solidified a disturbing trend that shows clear inhumane treatment towards inmates by guards in Cleveland’s jail. The string of damning deaths, beatings and damning videos showing “torture” has prompted Ohio’s governor to move to prevent additional tragedy from happening in the future.
In the latest video released by the Cuyahoga County Jail, a Black inmate, Terrance Debose, 47, is seen being wheeled into an isolated room in March by a white guard who was motioning as if he did not want anyone to see him. Debose’s arms and legs were strapped to a chair, and his face was covered by what looked to be a spit guard. Debose, who reportedly suffers from mental illness, had been brought into the jail on cocaine possession charges and charges of tampering with evidence. Continue Reading