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Watchdog issues alert over Orange County detention center

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – An internal government watchdog has issued a report alleging spoiled food, moldy showers and the mixing of high- and low- risk detainees at an Orange County immigration detention facility.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General on Wednesday reported health risks and safety concerns at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California.

The facility is run by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s officials say they are reviewing the report.

The report says a surprise inspection in November revealed unsafe food handling and foul-smelling lunch meat at the facility. It also says high- and low-risk detainees were allowed to mingle and shouldn’t be.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says in the report the agency agrees with suggested fixes including a full inspection and oversight of the facility.

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