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Aldermen tour city jail facilities after rash of inmate break-outs

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Several St. Louis aldermen toured one of the city jail facilities where several inmates have escaped in order to get a sense of why this problem is happening.

Alderman Antonio French says on Wednesday he learned that in the justice center there are several cells inside that are not equipped to hold inmates partially because the design of the facility is flawed.

Regardless of the design, French says they’ve got to get the problem fixed.

Multiple officials say they believe the design of the building is being called into question, causing weaknesses the inmates are trying to exploit.

Officials are also expected to tour the medium security workhouse next week.

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