Second Inmate Dies Of COVID-19 At Louisiana Federal Prison

Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn New York where the first federal inmate tested positive for coronavirus last month

Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn New York where the first federal inmate tested positive for coronavirus last month

The BOP announced the implementation of the next phase of its COVID-19 action plan on Tuesday, in response to the "growing number of quarantine and isolation cases" in BOP facilities.

"We're asking for a 14 to 21 day stoppage of all inmate transfers", Fausey said.

The move, set to take effect Wednesday, is based exclusively on health concerns and will keep roughly 146,000 inmates confined across 122 facilities nationwide, the Bureau of Prisons said Tuesday.

The agency added that it will coordinate with the United States Marshals Service to "significantly decrease" incoming movement.

Four inmates have died from COVID-19 at FCI Oakdale federal prison in Louisiana in a span of five days, and new coronavirus infections continue to skyrocket at the low-security facility among both staff and prisoners despite efforts to contain the outbreak.

Jenny in Sunbury asked what procedure was in place to make sure inmates with pre-existing conditions are being monitored and protected.

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The bureau said Rodriquez had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease. Two of the inmates who tested positive are at Elkton, while none of the staff members are in Ohio.

Several reports have indicated that US prisons are struggling to cope with the spread of the virus.

Health officials have been warning for more than a decade about the dangers of epidemics in jails and prisons.

Beyrer said implementing social distancing in those facilities is hard and access to hand sanitizers and other hygiene products is often limited.

Federal prisons are officially under lockdown.

At the direction of Attorney General William Barr, the Bureau of Prisons has also been taking steps to begin releasing especially vulnerable inmate populations who are nonviolent and eligible for home confinement programs. The last update was Monday, and reported 28 inmates and 24 staff had tested positive across US federal prisons.

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