Admissions to Illinois state prisons suspended, with few exceptions, due to coronavirus

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2020
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Yesterday, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker issued an executive order suspending, with few exceptions, admissions to state prisons from county jails, in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Seven incarcerated people and six staff are confirmed to have COVID-19, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Results are pending for 30 tests provided to prisoners.

“The vast majority of [state prisoners], because of their close proximity and contact with each other in housing units and dining halls, are especially vulnerable to contracting and spreading COVID-19,” the...

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