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Crime Six Cuyahoga County Jail inmates ‘presumed positive’ for coronavirus, official says

16:23  03 april  2020
16:23  03 april  2020 Source:   cleveland.com

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An inmate in the Men's Central Jail in Santa Ana has tested positive for the coronavirus , the first Orange County inmate to do so, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Tuesday. Sheriff's officials have an electronic-card system that can trace all the inmates the man has come in contact with, so officials

A Dallas County official said Wednesday morning that a Dallas County inmate had tested positive for the novel coronavirus , the infection that causes COVID-19. That inmate is not currently housed in the Dallas County Jail . After an investigation, county officials announced at a news conference

CLEVELAND, Ohio— Six inmates quarantined in the Cuyahoga County Jail are “presumed positive” for coronavirus, according to Cuyahoga County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan.

a man standing in a room: Six inmates at the Cuyahoga County Jail are quarantined with what officials say are \ © David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS Six inmates at the Cuyahoga County Jail are quarantined with what officials say are \"presumed positive\" cases of coronavirus.

Madigan said she did not know if those six inmates received tests for the virus. Two other inmates are also being quarantined, but their status is unknown.

Madigan said the county plans to give an update at Friday morning’s news conference.

1,700 Los Angeles inmates released in response to outbreak

  1,700 Los Angeles inmates released in response to outbreak Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said he doesn't anticipate any other large groups of inmates being released.Villanueva said he doesn't anticipate any other large groups of inmates being released, but said his office has a plan to release inmates who may be sick to the care of the Department of Public Health. "We're not going to hold anybody back whether or not they're infected by the virus," he said, adding that his office typically transfers inmates with terminal illnesses.

Some 19 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus across 10 jails , the Ministry of Justice said (Anthony Devlin/PA). The number of cases, which the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said was accurate as of 1pm on Wednesday, has jumped up by six in 24 hours.

HALIFAX, N.C. (WNCN) – An inmate at a North Carolina prison tested positive for coronavirus , according to a news release from the North Carolina NCDPS said offenders in the prison system who have fevers, coughs, or any other symptoms of respiratory illness are being quarantines from the

Jails and prisons are of particular concern to officials because inmates and officers can’t always adhere to social-distancing protocols needed to help stop the transfer of the coronavirus.

Jail and court officials and Cuyahoga County prosecutors worked in recent weeks to shed about 900 inmates from the jail through lowered bonds and expedited plea agreements with inmates accused of low-level, non-violent offenses in order to brace from the virus entering the jail. The jail on Thursday had 1,008 inmates.

Officials cleared enough space for two floors to be dedicated to inmates who need to isolate or quarantine.

Every inmate and employee entering the jail is required to undergo a health screening and have their temperature taken.

Dallas County Jail Officials Confirm At Least 5 Inmates Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

  Dallas County Jail Officials Confirm At Least 5 Inmates Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 After reporting the infection of one inmate, officials at the Dallas County Jail have confirmed four other inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus. © Provided by CBS Broadcasting Inc. Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown announced Wednesday that an inmate in his 40s tested positive and that four others, who were in his pod, had symptoms. Later Wednesday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said those four inmates also tested positive. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

All of this is coming while we are hearing about legal efforts to reduce the population in the jail . CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports. Feds to expand home confinement for elderly inmates to avoid larger coronavirus outbreak. USA TODAY.

An inmate in the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana has tested positive for the coronavirus , the first Orange County inmate to do so, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Read more from cleveland.com:

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Cuyahoga County Jail warden resigned after investigation found he retaliated against employees, used on-duty officer for airport drop-off

Coronavirus got 900 inmates out of Cuyahoga County’s troubled jail when inmate deaths didn’t. Some say the changes should stick

Cuyahoga County activates at-home video visitation for jail inmates, gives one free visit per week amid coronavirus pandemic

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Judge orders Miami jail to give inmates soap, ensure social distancing to curb coronavirus .
A federal judge has ordered the Miami-Dade jail system to provide soap and cleaning supplies to those behind bars, ensure social distancing and explain what steps are being taken to protect already sick inmates from the coronavirus. The ruling was handed down Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a group of "medically vulnerable" inmates at the MetroWest Detention Center, a county jail described by inmates as a “petri dish for the coronavirus.” The lawsuit had asked for the immediate release of seven inmates suffering from a variety of medical issues. U.S. Judge Kathleen Williams didn’t go that far.

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