Exclusive: Inside Anthony Sowell's jail unit - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Exclusive: Inside Anthony Sowell's jail unit

19 Action News is giving you a first look at Anthony Sowell's world behind bars.

19 Action News cameras went inside of the unit jailers are holding the accused serial killer.

Anthony Sowell spends his time solo in a jail cell. 19 News rolled as we got an inside look at how he sleeps, what he sees and even how he mops his own cell.

To get to Sowell's Cuyahoga County Jail unit, there were a number of checkpoints to travel through.

He's being held in a unit for inmates kept in segregation or locked up alone for breaking jail rules.

His cell is just 11' x 13'.

"Basically for his own protection, he's in a cell by himself" says Cuyahoga County Jail Warden Victor McArthur. According to the Warden, Sowell's cell could fit three people, but he's by himself.

Sowell sleeps on a thin mattress with a small toilet, sink and a little mirror.

The view outside is unclear thanks to glass block windows. There is also a tiny view to the hallway.

"Typical day, he gets to come out to take a shower use the phone, and out for a period to exercise just like everyone else" says Warden McArthur. "Most of the people up here have been in and out of the system."

 The guards in this unit are tough guys, part of a special response team. Sowell often refuses exercise time, but he does come out to take a shower and he has to clean his own cell. Sowell eats what the general inmate population gets, but again, the Cuyahoga Sheriff has Sowell in his own cell since it's a high-profile case.

Any perks? Sowell can have a 15" flat screen television wheeled into his cell.

The jail cell has been Anthony Sowell's world since November 2009.  All that time in cell, with very little human contact. "It is unusual for an individual to be up here that long" says Warden McArthur.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Poplar Bluff man seriously injured in crash

    Poplar Bluff man seriously injured in crash

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 10:14:02 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-08-16 13:57:53 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Poplar Bluff man went to the hospital after he was seriously hurt in a crash in Southern Missouri.

    A Poplar Bluff man went to the hospital after he was seriously hurt in a crash in Southern Missouri.

  • 12-year-old girl killed in Tuesday night crash

    12-year-old girl killed in Tuesday night crash

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:03 AM EDT2017-08-16 10:03:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:55 AM EDT2017-08-16 13:55:46 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A 12-year-old girl died and a 10-year-old girl was injured in a Tuesday night crash in Marion.

    A 12-year-old girl died and a 10-year-old girl was injured in a Tuesday night crash in Marion.

  • Washed out road closed for repair in Craighead Co.

    Washed out road closed for repair in Craighead Co.

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-08-16 01:15:45 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-08-16 12:01:40 GMT

    According to Craighead County officials, the Craighead County Road Department will have CR 522 east of Hwy 139 closed throughout Tuesday night due to the road being repaired.

    According to Craighead County officials, the Craighead County Road Department will have CR 522 east of Hwy 139 closed throughout Tuesday night due to the road being repaired.

Powered by Frankly