Second COVID Surge Takes Shape In CA Prisons Amid Revelations About Lax Mask-Wearing Among Staff
There have now been over 3,300 new cases in California prisons in the last 14 days, and a new report suggests that mask-wearing and other safety protocols have been lax or non-existent at some prisons during the pandemic.
Two New Infections Appear at San Quentin and Two More Inmates Die Of COVID-19
The COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison was largely contained over a month ago, with no new infections detected for weeks on end. But according to new data from the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), that may be changing.
Six San Quentin Death Row Inmates Have Now Died Of COVID-19
As of a week ago, there were just over 1,000 active cases of COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County. That number has grown to over 1,400, or 40 percent, and now a total of six inmates have died from the disease. It is by far the biggest outbreak at a California prison.
Outbreak at San Quentin Leads to 46 COVID Cases Among Inmates; Activists Call For More Releases
Prison outbreaks of COVID-19 have been widespread nationwide, and San Quentin State Prison in Marin County is the latest to see one. To date, 46 inmates have tested positive, and it's unclear how many prison employees have been impacted as well.