As of May 5th, the United States has 1.2 million confirmed cases and 69,680 deaths. The Corona virus has started to infect our jails and prisons. Dr. Jeff Keller, medical director for the Bonneville County Jail, in Idaho, stated,“Once (corona virus) 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.
What is Happening in our Jails and Prisons:
Jails and prisons have no choice, but to take immediate and effective action to protect inmates, correctional officers, and civilian employees, from this Pandemic.