The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is defending the cleanliness of the kitchens at their jail after an inmate reported a maggot in his food.
The inmate made the claim Sunday night, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Captain James Bradberry says jail staff did find a single larva, but it’s unclear if that bug came from the food or somewhere else. Bradberry says jail staff did a thorough search of the kitchen and its drains, and workers there didn’t find any other larvae or other issues.
Friends and family of Elkhart County inmates are still worried. Bradberry says the jail’s kitchen must adhere to health department standards of safety, and is inspected periodically.