8:30 p.m update: Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims reportrd the plumbing issue at the jail has been resolved.

“Water and sanitation conditions are in the process of being fully restored at this time,” he said.

Original story:

Family members of people held in Forrest County jail say inmates have been without water for more than a day.

“The inmates are not on lockdown, but it took them 24 hours to distribute two water bottles per inmate and they still have no running water to shower or for the toilets,” Ravyn Mittelstaedt told the Hattiesburg American in an email Friday.

Others with incarcerated loved ones reached out to the news organization with similar complaints but declined to speak with the paper on the record. The Hattiesburg American does not quote anonymous sources except in rare instances.