Athens Man Spends 10 Hours A Day In Jail Cell For Refusing To Give His DNASubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 13:18
Athens Man Spends 10 Hours A Day In Jail Cell For Refusing To Give His DNA
By JOE JOHNSONupdated Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 10:30pm
Each day over the past month, a prisoner at the Clarke County Jail awaiting trial on criminal charges has been taken to the courthouse in downtown Athens and locked up for 10 hours in a basement holding cell.
That’s because in addition to drug trafficking charges faced by Kenyatta Latroy Campbell, the 32-year-old inmate refused to comply with a judge’s order to provide a DNA sample in a child support case.
“The court orders (Campbell) to be brought to the courthouse and held available to give (DNA) swabs each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until he agrees to provide the swabs or until further order of the court,” Western Judicial Circuit Chief Judge David Sweat wrote in a May 17 order.