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Update 4/21/20: Prisons-Jails & Corona Virus

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The Coronavirus has started to  infect our jails and prisons.   Dr. Jeff Keller, medical director for the Bonneville County Jail, in Idaho, stated,“Once (coronavirus) gets into an enclosed system like that, it kind of gets wild.”Because correctional facilities are a unique environment, there are complicated issues, such as visitation, security, etc.

 

 

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Jails and prisons have no choice, but to take effective action to protect inmates, correctional officers, and civilian employees from this Pandemic.

Posted by: Bradley D. Schwartz
Founder of prisonpath.com
Prison Consultant

 

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What is the system doing to protect the inmates?