US Media: revealed that a federal prison did not quarantine nearly a hundred prisoners infected with coronavirus.
According to a US media report on the 17th, a latest report from the US Department of Justice showed that in Oakdale, Louisiana, a federal prison with a severe COVID-19 outbreak did not take quarantine measures for prisoners who tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the CBS report, related reports show that officials in this prison did not take quarantine measures against nearly 100 asymptomatic prisoners who tested positive for coronavirus
And still allowed prison personnel to continue to use showers, telephones, and other public services. At the same time, the staff who supervised these prisoners did not receive proper personal protective equipment.
The report said that although the prison distributed surgical masks to staff and prisoners at the end of March, coronavirus is still spreading rapidly throughout the prison.
The outbreak also led to a shortage of prison staff, and some staff were forced to work continuously for 40 hours. An employee of the prison previously told the media that the prison was not prepared to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
As of now, a total of 140 prisoners and 2 staff in the US prison system have died of coronavirus.