A Caldwell man claims he was kept in crowded and unsanitary conditions while confined in a medical isolation cell at the Canyon County Jail in Caldwell.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 50-year-old Eric Swain Johnson filed a prisoner civil rights complaint last year after spending three days in the medical isolation unit at the jail.
The complaint claims Johnson was held in a cell that contained up to nine men at times -- and he was forced to sleep and eat by the toilet.
The Canyon County Sheriff's Office declined to comment on the pending litigation.
Johnson is seeking $4.25 million in damages and changes to the system.
Johnson is currently imprisoned at the Idaho State Corrections Institution on assault, gun and drug charges.
(by the Associated Press)