The Ontario city jail underwent a cleaning and was equipped with new blankets for its “guests,” Police Chief Walter S. Walker told The Argus-Observer for its Oct. 2, 1952 editions.
Walker said the jail’s mattresses were filthy and had to be tossed. Prisoners were to be provided only with blankets on their bunks.
“You can’t have the place too comfortable,” Walker said.
The clean-up came following two warnings that the jail was unfit for prisoners, both issued before Walker became police chief.