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Short Update: Three women dead with COVID-19 at state prisons in Florida

FairTrialsAdmin - July 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions

Three inmates from women’s prisons in Marion County have died with COVID-19. Two deaths were at Lowell Correctional Institution, Florida’s largest women’s prison and one was at nearby Florida Women’s Reception Centre. 

The number of positive coronavirus tests has rapidly increased. At Lowell, 629 inmates and 20 staff members were infected. At the Women’s Reception Centre, it’s 358 inmates and 22 employees. Hundreds of test results are still pending. 

Moreover, according to The New York Times’ data, the largest coronavirus clusters in the US are in jails and prisons. See the map here 

Read the story here.

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