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Confirmed known Covid-19 cases for 2,818 federal inmates
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 2:56 AM
Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic
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Confirmed known Covid-19 cases for 2,818 federal inmates

By Lynda Carson - May 13, 2020

As of May 12, 2020, there are 48 known cases of Covid-19 at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, and the Covid-19 cases keep rising as Governor Newsom starts to reopen the economy in California.

According to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), out of 139,584 federal inmates in BOP managed institutions and 11,235 inmates in community-based facilities, as of May 12, 2020, there are 2,818 federal inmates who have confirmed positive test results for Covid-19 across the nation.

On May 4, 2020, BOP announced that it has set up a hospital care unit in their Federal Prison at Lompoc for inmates that have Covid-19.

In part the May 4, press release states, “The concept to build the hospital began on April 9, 2020, after the institution’s first positive COVID-19 inmate case was identified on March 31, 2020. Based on the size of the inmate population, the epidemic curve projected a high volume of cases, which would require a level of hospitalization the local community would be unable to meet.

The HCU is comprised of ten (10) double-occupancy, acute care treatment rooms with negative pressure, Patient Intake Room, Nurses Station, Pharmacy, Linen Exchange Room, Biohazard Room, and Medical Supply & Storage. Several areas were retrofitted to accommodate an Officer’s Station, a Staff Lounge, and Staff Locker Room, complete with shower stalls for use to mitigate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

FCC Lompoc negotiated a contract for medical personnel, including Doctors, Registered Nurses, Paramedics, Pharmacist, Physician Assistants, Nurse Assistants, and a Clinical Manager, who will work in conjunction with FCC Lompoc Health Services staff. Cases normally requiring outside hospitalization will be treated within the prison, minimizing the impact on the community and further ensuring public safety.”

The first inmate death in a federal prison from Covid-19 occurred on March 28, 2020, when an inmate named Patrick Jones died in a federal institution in Oakdale, Louisiana.

There have been complaints that the prison’s preventative measures are not enough to prevent coronavirus spread, according to critics, and reportedly there was a complaint filed with OSHA in regards to hazards at 100 of 122 facilities nationwide.

Reportedly, the complaint alleges that BOP has:
 

• Directed staff members to return to work within 48 hours of being in close proximity to those with coronavirus and/or show symptoms of having the virus; 

• Authorized the movement of inmates with suspended or confirmed coronavirus cases to areas nationwide that didn’t have any known infections; 

• Failed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in facilities by using air filters or improving ventilation in other ways;

• Failed to maintain social distancing guidelines for inmates and staff; and  

• Although BOP has fit tested staff for masks, it “failed to provide the proper N-95 masks to staff who are transporting and have custodial control over hospitalized inmates testing positive for the virus.”

Additionally, according to BOP, “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, inmate use of telephone and email stations at FCI Lompoc is suspended until May 18th. This action is being taken to prevent transmission of the virus by touching keyboards and phone handsets. You are strongly encouraged to continue corresponding by mailing letters through the U.S. Postal Service. The highest priority remains ensuring the safety of the inmates and staff while decreasing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

The BOP reportedly has also suspended visitors from visiting the inmates in federal prisons due to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

However, the BOP has also been implementing modified operations.

On March 24, 2020, a union requested that the BOP should cease inmate transport during the coronavirus pandemic, and some members of Congress have been active in trying to stop the spread of Covid-19 in prisons.

Reportedly, defense attorneys are torn between visiting their clients that are locked up, and accidentally spreading Covid-19 in the jails and prisons.

Meanwhile, as the Trump regime and some state governors are pushing the states to reopen their economies before it is safe to do so, reportedly Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that if the country reopens too soon during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, it will bring “needless suffering and death.”

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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§Links to coronavirus information:
by Lynda Carson
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 3:03 AM
Links to coronavirus information:

(LC)

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Alameda County COVID-19 cases May 7, 2020

http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx


CDC Covid-19 cases

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Covid-19 cases across the nation

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html


Map by county across the nation

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map


Covid-19 case by county in California

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/county-map.html?state=CA


GOV coronavirus links

https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus


Coronavirus COVID-19 - CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html


Coronavirus gov

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

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§Note: 50 inmates have died from Covid-19 in federal prison
by Lynda Carson
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 3:30 AM
Note: 50 inmates have died from Covid-19 in federal prison

It is worth noting that as of May 12, 2020, that 50 inmates have died in federal prisons as a result of Covid-19.

-Lynda Carson

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§Covid-19 prison updates:
by Lynda Carson
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 5:26 PM
COVID-19 Cases

May 13, 2020 - As of today, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has 139,268 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 11,372 in community-based facilities. The BOP staff complement is approximately 36,000. There are 2820 federal inmates and 266 BOP staff who have confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 nationwide. Currently, 1353 inmates and 282 staff have recovered. There have been 51 federal inmate deaths and 0 BOP staff member deaths attributed to COVID-19 disease.

https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

535 known Covid-18 cases, and 5 deaths

https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/covid19/population-status-tracking/

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Georgia Department of Corrections

370 cases for inmates

http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/content/cases

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Washington State Department of Corrections

https://www.doc.wa.gov/news/covid-19.htm#status

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

https://www.cor.pa.gov/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

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New Jersey Department of Corrections

https://www.state.nj.us/corrections/pages/COVID19Updates.shtml

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Utah Department of Corrections

https://corrections.utah.gov/index.php/home/alerts-2/1237-udc-coronavirus-updates

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Virginia Department of Corrections

https://vadoc.virginia.gov/news-press-releases/2020/covid-19-updates/

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Arkansas Department of Corrections

https://adc.arkansas.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates

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Arizona Department of Corrections

https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard

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Wisconsin Department of Corrections

https://doc.wi.gov/Pages/COVID19(Coronavirus)/COVID19.aspx

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Florida Department of Corrections

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/comm/covid-19.html

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New York prisons

https://doccs.ny.gov/doccs-covid-19-report

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Indiana Department of Corrections

https://www.in.gov/idoc/3780.htm

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Montana Department of Corrections

https://cor.mt.gov/COVID-19

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Kansas Department of Corrections

https://www.doc.ks.gov/kdoc-coronavirus-updates/kdoc-covid-19-status

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Oklahoma Department of Corrections

http://doc.ok.gov/covid-19

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Minnesota Department of Corrections

https://mn.gov/doc/about/covid-19-updates/

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Kentucky Department of Corrections

https://corrections.ky.gov/Facilities/Pages/covid19.aspx

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Ohio Department of Corrections

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/DRCCOVID-19Information.pdf

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Missouri Department of Corrections

https://doc.mo.gov/media-center/newsroom/covid-19

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Illinois Department of Corrections

https://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/Covid19Response.aspx

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North Carolina - Prisons info on Covid-19

https://www.ncdps.gov/our-organization/adult-correction/prisons/prisons-info-covid-19

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Louisiana prisons

https://doc.louisiana.gov/doc-covid-19-testing/

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Alabama Department of Corrections

http://www.doc.alabama.gov/covid19news

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Alaska Department of Corrections

https://doc.alaska.gov/covid-19

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Hawaii Department of Corrections

http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice

https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/covid-19/index.html

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Tennessee Department of Corrections

https://www.tn.gov/correction/frequently-asked-questions-regarding-covid-19.html

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Nebraska Department of Corrections

https://corrections.nebraska.gov/ndcs-coronavirus-health-update

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Nevada Department of Corrections

http://doc.nv.gov/

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New Mexico Department of Corrections

https://cd.nm.gov/covid-19-updates/

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South Dakota prisons

https://doc.sd.gov/about/Coronavirus.aspx

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Iowa prisons

https://doc.iowa.gov/COVID19

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Wyoming prisons

http://corrections.wyo.gov/

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Idaho prisons

https://www.idoc.idaho.gov/content/careers/covid-19

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Colorado prisons

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdoc/covid-19-faq-and-updates

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Maine prisons

https://www.maine.gov/corrections/

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New Hampshire prisons

https://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/covid/index.html

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Vermont prisons

https://doc.vermont.gov/

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Massachusetts prisons

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-correction

https://www.mass.gov/guides/coronavirus-information-guide

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Mississippi

https://www.mdoc.ms.gov/Pages/MDOC-Confirms-One-COVID-19-Case.aspx


Mississippi Has Tested Fewer Than 1% of State Prisoners and Staff For COVID-19
May 13, 2020

https://theappeal.org/mississippi-coronavirus-testing-prisons/

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Michigan ranks highest for prisoner deaths from coronavirus


https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/09/prisoner-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths/3090182001/

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Prison Legal News

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/covid-19/

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CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Covid-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities - United States

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6919e1.htm

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COVID-19 Testing Lags in Prisons and Jails

— It's a human rights violation, advocates say

by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today May 8, 2020


https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86391

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Cluster of COVID-19 Cases in Chino Prison Alarms Advocates

Marisa Lagos
May 5

https://www.kqed.org/news/11816272/cluster-of-covid-19-cases-in-chino-prison-alarms-advocates

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COVID-19 Situation Worsens Inside Oregon Prisons
May 13, 2020

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-prisons-covid-19-coronavirus-situation-worsens/

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Texas Health Officials Undercount COVID-19 Cases by Excluding Some Prisoners Who Tested Positive

The Observer identified at least nine Texas counties where current prison cases make up more than 10 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in the county.

May 7, 2020

https://www.texasobserver.org/covid-19-texas-undercount-prisoners/

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70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus. Experts say it's time for more testing and fewer inmates.

Some of the nation's biggest COVID-19 outbreaks have been in prisons and jails, and they can quickly spread to surrounding communities. Are Texas prisons doing enough to protect inmates, staff and the public?

by Jolie McCullough May 4, 2020

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/05/04/coronavirus-texas-prisons-testing/

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COVID-19 Cases, And Testing, Soar In State Prisons
By Ana Ceballos/News Service of Florida • May 12, 2020

https://www.wlrn.org/post/covid-19-cases-and-testing-soar-state-prisons#stream/0

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COVID-19 Is Sweeping Through Ohio Prisons

April 23, 20203:59 PM ET

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/23/843310088/covid-19-is-sweeping-through-ohio-prisons

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§Around 800 confirmed Covid-19 cases inside immigration detention centers
by Lynda Carson
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 5:50 PM
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(Pro-Publica article)

COVID-19 Cases at One Texas Immigration Detention Center Soared in a Matter of Days.

Now, Town Leaders Want Answers.

Coronavirus infections continue to rise at migrant detention facilities in towns with limited resources.

Some local governments want details on what’s being done to safeguard the public.

by Perla Trevizo
May 11, 11 a.m. CDT

https://www.propublica.org/article/covid-19-cases-at-one-texas-immigration-detention-center-soared-in-a-matter-of-days-now-town-leaders-want-answers

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Covid-19 cases for immigrants in ICE facilities

Around 800 confirmed Covid-19 cases inside immigration detention centers…

https://www.ice.gov/coronavirus#wcm-survey-target-id

https://www.ice.gov/coronavirus

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(Covid-19 death)

Salvadoran Man In Ice Custody Passes Away in San Diego

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/salvadoran-man-ice-custody-passes-away-san-diego

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(NPR report)
First Death Of Detainee In An ICE Detention Center From COVID-19

May 7, 202010:04 PM ET

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/07/852475822/first-death-of-detainee-in-an-ice-detention-center-from-covid-19

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§Covid-19 cases in federal, state and private prisons
by Lynda Carson
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 10:34 PM
Covid-19 cases in federal, state and private prisons

See links below...

(LC)

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A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons

The Marshall Project is collecting data on COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. See how the virus has affected correctional facilities where you live.

Coronavirus • Updated 4:00 P.M. 05.08.2020

20,119 Covid-19 cases among prisoners

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/05/01/a-state-by-state-look-at-coronavirus-in-prisons

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(Note: Critics doubt theses numbers and believe that they are too low - (LC)

Covid-19 cases in private prisons - May 8, 2020

Privately-managed prisons are secure institutions operated by private companies under contract and oversight of the BOP. The majority of federal inmates in private prisons are sentenced criminal aliens who will be deported upon completion of their sentence.

Unlike federal inmates housed in BOP facilities, the contractor is responsible for the medical care and the costs associated with providing those services.

110 inmates have lab confirmed positive with 38 inmates having recovered to date.

Of the 72 remaining positives: 19 inmates are at the North Lake Correctional Facility (MI); 7 inmates are at the McRae Correctional Facility (GA); 18 inmates at the Rivers Correctional Facility (NC), 27 inmates at Great Plains Correctional Facility (OK); and 1 inmate at the D. Ray James Correctional Facility (GA),.

All inmates are being appropriately treated and isolated per CDC guidelines

https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/docs/private_prisons_COVID_data.pdf

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About 400 inmates quarantined at CoreCivic prison in Florence, after 13 test positive for COVID-19

Craig Harris, Arizona Republic Published 7:00 a.m. MT May 8, 2020

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/05/08/coronavirus-cases-multiple-inmates-test-positive-corecivic-prison-covid-19/3093348001/

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Lompoc Prison Explodes with Active COVID-19 Cases

Number Jumps to 912, but Still Only Half of the Complex Has Been Tested

May 13, 2020

https://www.independent.com/2020/05/13/lompoc-prison-explodes-with-active-covid-19-cases/

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Coronavirus has killed dozens in state prisons. How N.J. failed to stop it.

Updated 7:00 PM; May 13, 2020, 4:39 PM

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/05/coronavirus-has-killed-dozens-in-state-prisons-how-nj-failed-to-stop-it.html

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A Woman Died of Covid-19 in a New Jersey Prison After Begging to Be Let Out of a Locked Shower

Alice Speri

May 11 2020, 10:56 a.m.

A 43-year-old woman died of coronavirus complications in a New Jersey prison after officials moved her from an area of the prison where she was quarantined for Covid-19 symptoms into solitary confinement even though her symptoms persisted.

Tiffany Mofield died on April 29 at the troubled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women after begging to be let out of a locked shower, saying “she could not breathe,” a fellow incarcerated woman who witnessed her death told The Intercept. Mofield had spent about two weeks quarantined in an infirmary after becoming ill with symptoms consistent with Covid-19, but she was moved out even though “she was clearly not better, as she was visibly short of breath and extremely lethargic,” said Michelle Angelina, who is housed in the same administrative segregation unit where Mofield died.

Click below for full story…

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/11/new-jersey-prisons-coronavirus-death/

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Covid-19, prisons

https://news.google.com/seahttps://tinyurl.com/ycy9xm6erch?q=Covid-19%2C prisons&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

https://tinyurl.com/ycy9xm6e

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Covid-19 cases in private prisons

https://tinyurl.com/y7h7ro68

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(privately owned prison)
Covid-19 cases Core Civic

https://tinyurl.com/ycbq8g3k

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(privately owned prison)
CoreCivic press releases / media statements

https://www.corecivic.com/newsroom/press-releases-and-media-statements

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(Unicor private prison industries)

Updated April 20, 2020:

As part of the efforts by the Bureau of Prisons to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in its facilities, UNICOR is temporarily closing nearly all of its factories through May 18, 2020. This action is necessary because in recent weeks, staff and inmates of the Bureau, including those working for UNICOR, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in numbers similar to the incidence of infection in the general public. Delivery of most outstanding UNICOR orders will be delayed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will continue to provide timely updates to our customers.

https://www.unicor.gov/Coronavirus.aspx

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(Unicor private prisons)

Items to Combat COVID-19

UNICOR responded to the national COVID-19 outbreak by closing most factories. Several factories remained open to help alleviate domestic shortages of certain items. These factories were repurposed to manufacture face masks, face shields, non-surgical gowns, and other personal protection equipment (PPE) items and to bottle hand sanitizer. Initially, this production was dedicated to improving safety and security of BOP staff and inmates. As of April 15, our capacity has increased sufficiently to expand sales of these items to other Federal government customers.
Reusable Face Masks

Item # TXFGMSK

Manufactured with 100% unwashed cotton, these masks may be worn as-is but washing before use is recommended. Masks will shrink approximately 10% on washing and become softer to the touch. This shrinkage was designed into the pattern.

https://www.unicor.gov/Category.aspx?idCategory=264

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Federal Med continues to see new coronavirus cases; Bureau issues detailed update

May 13, 2020

https://www.wtvq.com/2020/05/13/federal-medical-center-continues-see-new-coronavirus-cases/

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Covid-19’s Impact on People in Prison
05.11.20

https://eji.org/news/covid-19s-impact-on-people-in-prison/

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§More than 5,000 military troops test positive for Covid-19
by Lynda Carson
Thursday May 14th, 2020 12:20 AM
More than 5,000 military troops test positive for Covid-19

(LC)

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More than 5,000 troops positive for coronavirus as military expands testing

Meghann Myers

May 6

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/05/06/more-than-5000-troops-positive-for-coronavirus-as-military-expands-testing/

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COVID-19 hospitalization rate 50 times higher in the military than in overall US

Meghann Myers

May 5

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/05/05/covid-19-hospitalization-rate-50-times-higher-in-the-military-than-in-overall-us/

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Snapshot: DOD and COVID-19

May 13, 2020 | By Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

Number of COVID-19 cases in DOD, as of May 13:

https://www.airforcemag.com/snapshot-dod-and-covid-19/

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(US Troops are used as guinea pigs with trial Covid-19 drugs)

Why the military can use emergency powers to treat service members with trial COVID-19 drugs

May 11, 2020 7.49am EDT

https://theconversation.com/why-the-military-can-use-emergency-powers-to-treat-service-members-with-trial-covid-19-drugs-135876

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