Lawsuit alleges child abuse at Polk County Jail

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Polk County, Florida -- Child abuse in the Polk County Jail -- that's what South Poverty Law Center alleges in a lawsuit.

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd says anyone who believes that claim needs a mental evaluation.

A trial is underway, and a judge will rule in a few weeks.

The lawsuit claims juveniles are living in harsh conditions.

Sheriff Judd says juvies and adults are separated by block walls, however, and the system saves $2 million a year.

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