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Crime Prisoner transfers: cases of Covid-19 explode in a Californian prison

01:05  01 july  2020
01:05  01 july  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Reaches 1,100 Confirm Cases Among Inmates And Staff

  San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Reaches 1,100 Confirm Cases Among Inmates And Staff An out-of-control COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison grew to 1,100 confirmed cases among inmates and staff members Monday with seriously ill convicts being transferred to ICU units across the San Francisco Bay Area. © Provided by CBS SF Bay Area According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s web site, there were 1,011 active cases Monday morning among the 3,776 inmates housed at the facility. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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More than a thousand prisoners from San Quentin prison, in California, have tested positive for coronavirus.

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In California's oldest prison , more than a thousand prisoners have suddenly tested positive for coronavirus. "This is one of our deepest concerns right now," said Governor Gavin Newsom, noting that 42% of the approximately 3,500 inmates in San Quentin prison near San Francisco are considered " medically fragile ".

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Unlike other state prisons, San Quentin had been spared by the coronavirus until the beginning of the month of June. But transfers of prisoners from severely affected establishments like Chino's have likely sparked the epidemic.

San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Has Sick Inmates Being Treated At Bay Area Hospitals

  San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Has Sick Inmates Being Treated At Bay Area Hospitals A still-growing outbreak of COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison is sending inmates to be treated to ICU's in hospitals across the Bay Area. © Provided by CBS SF Bay Area State prison officials also confirmed they have cancelled a planned prisoner transfer set to happen Monday after discovering two of the inmates involved tested positive for the coronavirus. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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"Unfortunately, they arrived without being tested and were placed in San Quentin," Dr Matt Willis, director of health for the county of Marin where the prison is located, told NPR radio.

Nearly 6,000 deaths in California

The Chino men's detention center near Los Angeles was a known home of Covid-19 at the start of the epidemic. More than 500 detainees to date have tested positive for the disease, and 16 have died. San Quentin prison now represents half of the reported cases of Covid-19 in prisons in California, the most populous state in the United States but also one of the most affected by the epidemic with more than 200,000 confirmed cases and nearly 6000 deaths.

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To avoid an excess mortality among prisoners, the authorities had decided the early release of some 3,500 detainees, convicted of petty crimes and having less than 180 days of prison to be served. Governor Newsom announced Monday that 3,500 other potential candidates for the measure have been identified, including 110 in San Quentin. In total, California’s prison population is approximately 113,000 people

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