President of the Prison Officers Association Cerron Richards says his members and inmates are now afraid as the situation puts their lives at risk.
Yesterday President Richards told Newscenter 5 the problem was a long-standing one, which has only gotten worse.
He said too often the Prison Service is neglected and these conditions are allowed to grow.
Mr. Richards said the prisons commissioner has a duty to address the problem.
Mr. Richards said prison officers and inmates are at serious risk of disease.