The bigger problem is the jail's structure puts detainees and guards at risk. The legislature's 2013 report on the jail, which the governor bragged about not having read, notes "failures in the plumbing, broken elevators, bug and rodent infestations, problems with air conditioning and mold as areas of concern. The design of the facilities creates poor lines of sight, which increases the potential for assaults. The existing barred cells and keyed doors are particular impediments to maintaining officer safety and reducing the flow of contraband through the facility." This spring, advocates found widespread problems with health care at the jail, which they linked to at least seven deaths since 2013. Poor sanitation — including moldy showers, broken plumbing and dirty mattresses — fostered the spread of disease. The only way to address those failings of the facility was to abandon it.