A Super-Spreader Jail Keeps Sparking COVID Outbreaks Across the U.S.
It started with the Tiger King.
In the early phase of the pandemic, when the coronavirus was tearing through the federal prison system, Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic, was locked up in the Grady County Jail, about a 45-minute drive southwest of Oklahoma City.
The star of the Netflix show, convicted in a murder-for-hire case, had been moved to Grady as a pitstop on his way into the federal prison system. When the coronavirus hit the jail, he was moved along with at least eight other Grady prisoners to...