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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:22 AM

21 Inmates, 17 Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 on Rikers Island: Officials

At least 38 inmates and employees have tested positive for COVID-19 on Rikers Island in New York City, officials confirmed over the weekend.

Twenty-one inmates on Rikers Island tested positive for novel coronavirus -- a dramatic increase from the first case reported by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday.

An additional 17 employees also tested positive, according to Jacqueline Sherman, the New York City Board of Correction's Interim Chair.

She says 58 people are being monitored in contagious disease and quarantine units and likely passed through "hundreds of housing areas and common areas over recent weeks and have been in close contact with many other people in custody and staff."

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/21-inmates-17-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-on-rikers-island-officials/2338242/

Legal Aid Society attorney’s have received numerous accounts of poor sanitation options as well as an overall lack of concern for inmates by staff...

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EarthFirst Mar 2020 OP
Champp Mar 2020 #1
Dennis Donovan Mar 2020 #2
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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:27 AM

1. Hell Realm

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:47 AM

2. Recommended.

The horror that's almost upon us will be recalled for centuries to come.

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:03 AM

4. trump has secured his place as the worst, worst president of the Republic.

 

His name will be recalled with the loathing reserved for Benedict Arnold.

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:59 AM

3. The worst news imaginable

 

The death toll is about to get very bad.

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