The former director of a county jail in Cleveland where federal authorities described conditions as “inhumane” was sentenced Friday to serve nine months in that same jail.
A Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputy handcuffed Kenneth Mills in a Cleveland courtroom, as Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove chastized him while delivering the sentence.
“What you’ve done is unthinkable and callous,” Cosgrove told Mills. “I don’t know how you can look at yourself in a mirror.”
Conditions worsened during Mills’ four-year tenure, prosecutors said, with inmates living in unsanitary conditions with little or no medical care and inedible food while locked in their cells for periods for 24 hours or more.
Prosecutors said Mills fronted a money-making plan to have the jail in downtown Cleveland serve as a regional