A new report says too many of Montana's county jails are unsafe for inmates.
The president of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says it makes some valid points and adds there’s a reason for those conditions.
Chris Hoffman is also sheriff of Ravalli County and says operating jails isn’t easy.
"It is difficult work. Our mandate is to keep those facilities clean and safe for both the inmates and detention officers. It's a challenge every day."