Friday, July 24, 2020

Eight Inmates On Death Row In California Prison Die From COVID-19

via IHeartRadioNews.
Eight inmates on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California have died from COVID-19 since June. The virus has killed a total of 15 inmates at the prison, which is struggling to deal with the illness. The jail, the oldest one in California, is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks among the inmate population. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, officials said that roughly two-thirds of the prison population has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials had early success managing the pandemic, but that changed in May, when several detainees from the California Institution for Men in Chino were transferred to San Quentin. Since then, the prison has recorded more than 2,100 cases of COVID-19. While many patients have recovered, there are currently 866 inmates with active cases of the viral infection.

All of the death row inmates who died were convicted murderers.
I'm searching hard to find the tragedy, shock and/or bad news in this story but for the life of me I can't (pun intended!).

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