TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Officials say a jumpsuit flushed down a toilet by an inmate has caused at least $100,000 in damage to a justice complex in New Jersey.

Pipes burst, including the main sewer line, damaging courtrooms and the sheriff’s office at the Ocean County Justice Complex on Sept. 24. The inmate who flushed the suit has not been identified.

Freeholder Jack Kelly tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/2xJBJHl ) he’ll go after the inmate to pay the costs.

The county plans to spend up to $2 million to install “low-flow” toilets that will permit an inmate just one flush per hour. Sensors built into the rims of the bowls will trigger an emergency cutoff valve in the event of an overflow.


Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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