Health Care

Inmates intentionally catch coronavirus to force their release

Inmates intentionally catch coronavirus to force their release”

The activity came to light as prison officials investigated a broader spike in Covid-19 cases behind bars, with almost 40% of those incarcerated in Los Angeles County now in quarantine.

The inmates denied trying to infect themselves when questioned by investigators, he said.

Since realizing COVID-19 was underway, headed into our lives, facilities, jails, and daily operations, Sheriff Alex Villanueva directed Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employees to take precautionary measures for everyone's protection, including those in our custody environment.Today, Sheriff Villanueva spoke about a unsafe trend in our jail system: Inmates deliberately trying to catch COVID-19, in hopes of early release.

In California, five inmates in a state prison in San Bernardino County have died from COVID-19 complications and outbreaks at federal penitentiaries at Terminal Island in San Pedro and Lompoc are considered among the country's worst. As authorities were investigating that incident, they found out about a second case where inmates were sipping from the same container of water in late April.

Since the start of the pandemic, 357 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the jails. On Monday, the jails that usually have 17,000 inmates instead held fewer than 12,000.

Читайте также: Prince Harry appears on One Show to praise The Guinea Pig Club

"Somehow there was some mistaken belief among the inmate population that if they tested positive there was some way that it would force our hands and release inmates", said LA County sheriff Alex Villaneuva. Not to mention the inmates were not actively practicing physical distancing.

Prison reform advocates denied the claim, and accused Villanueva of seeking to "demonise incarcerated people".

The video came from the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic and reportedly shows inmates huddled together and passing a mask around that they hoped would help them become infected. No inmates have admitted to a scheme.

"Lo and behold, we stumbled across footage that was very troubling to us", Chase said to the AP.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2021 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 Мая 2020
Man charged after BBC reporter suffers racist abuse
Taking to social media soon after the incident, Kotecha said the racist abuse meant that their filming wasn't able to go ahead. Earlier, she had tweeted, "Apologies - however man shouting awful issues at me has ruined it for everybody".

12 Мая 2020
New York to end statewide shutdown on Friday
Nemours Children's Health System cardiologist Deepika Thacker said a few cases were reported in DE over the last two months. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, an alarming rise in a phenomenon that was first publicly identified earlier this week.

12 Мая 2020
Ubisoft Announces "Fully Digital' Ubisoft Forward Conference For July"
It will be interesting to see how other 4K Xbox Series X games weigh in, especially first-party games from Xbox Games Studios. Assassin's Creed Valhalla will hit "at least" 30 FPS at 4K resolutions on the Xbox Series X .

12 Мая 2020
Coronavirus may prevent the Queen ever returning to public royal duties
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said: " The Queen continues to be busy and will follow appropriate advice on engagements". But with royal events such as the Trooping of Colour in June being cancelled , there is no need for Queen Elizabeth to return.

12 Мая 2020
Seinfeld actor Jerry Stiller dies aged 92
Stiller joined Seinfeld in 1993, and moved on to King of Queens when the other Jerry & company went off the air in 1998. H had noteworthy roles in films like John Water's Hairspray , Heavyweights , Highway To Hell , and Airport 1975 .

12 Мая 2020
Motorola Razr Android 10 update makes the external display even more useful
This is according to Michael Fisher AKA Mr Mobile, who has had a previous of the update on his borrowed Motorola Razr. Anyway, the Android 10 update adds a number of features to the "Quick View" secondary external display.

12 Мая 2020
Small study in China finds coronavirus living in semen of some men
Aligning these hypothesis-driven treatments with the small number of clinical trials makes it hard to approve drugs for COVID-19. Clinical trials of camostat and the related agent nafamostat for COVID-19 have already started in the Netherlands and Germany.

12 Мая 2020
Wall Street falls on fears of new coronavirus infection wave
South Korean stocks fell 0.5%. "With no playbook, there's much less certainty and markets are more likely to vacillate". Even outside the possibility of a resurgence of infections, many analysts see other reasons for skepticism.

12 Мая 2020
China suspends meat imports from four Australian abattoirs as ties sour trade
The customs found beef products from certain Australian firms violating the inspection requirements, Foreign Ministry reported. Federal Labor said the Australian government must show leadership on managing this important relationship at this hard time.

12 Мая 2020
Georgia Man Arrested After Terror Threats Made to Ahmaud Arbery Protesters
Alicia Keys has backed the marketing campaign after the capturing of Mr Arbery. The witness to the Ahmaud Arbery killing has reportedly received threats.