'60 Days In': Texas cop Ashley has to clean a 'disgusting' clogged toilet with 'feces on top of the bowl'
She was happy about being able to move around do some physical work but it all went downhill when the workers get an emergency call. 'Is it feces?' she quickly asks and the dreaded answer comes back, 'yes'
At the beginning of this season of '60 Days In', we were warned that a lot goes on in the women's pod - much more than the action in the men's pod. For Texas cop Ashley, it certainly seems to be true. Ashley, who was at the verge of giving up after last week's dramatic return of Miss Williams, the corrections officer who makes their lives a "living hell", was faced with another problem this week - feces.
For some mysterious reason, Ashley was chosen to be the trustee in the women's pod which means she has to help out with the day to day activities of the jail - cleaning tables, the pod and the like. She was having a great time at first, although she just couldn't figure out why she was picked. "I think because I am articulated," she says. We know Ashley has in the past filed multiple grievances against the facility and its officers for inhumane treatment of the inmates - who are yet to be proven guilty of their crimes.
She was happy about being able to move around to do some physical work but it all went downhill when the workers get an emergency call. A mop and lots of cleaning supplies were asked for, for a particular cell. "Is it feces?" she quickly asks and the dreaded answer comes back, "yes."
The cell was occupied by a mentally ill inmate, Ashley says and her toilet had been clogged for days and now, had become unbearable. "We go into the cell of an inmate who has mental health problems and has been neglected. Her toilet has not been functional for what appears to be weeks. There were feces, concave, on top of the toilet bowl," she explains making hand gestures to resemble a mound.
Another cleaner informs them that there were"bugs crawling out of there". Ashley tells the producers there was "urine, ripped up books and papers stuffed down. I also believe there were a towel and some clothes as well."
She handles it like a pro though - kudos to her. She instructs everyone to get on with it and assigns a particular task to each helper and they get the job done in no time.
Ashley is definitely back in her element - so hopefully, she will go through with the program.
'60 Days In' airs at 9/8c on Thursdays on A&E.