10 votes Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID' Posted July 7 by MonkeyPants Tags: coronaviruses.covid19, usa.ca, prisons, san quentin, outbreaks https://news.yahoo.com/nearly-1-000-inmates-removed-074332393.html Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Published Jul 7 2020 Word count 503 words 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK MonkeyPants (OP) July 7 Link OK, so transferring inmates was not a good idea? A bad idea? A really bad idea? Seriously? Note: I am not against the release of prisoners, I'm just against the release of prisoners from a hot... San Quentin's coronavirus situation stemmed from a transfer of 121 inmates, who were considered highly vulnerable to COVID-19, from the California Institution for Men in Chino, on May 30, according to the Los Angeles Times. OK, so transferring inmates was not a good idea? Over three weeks, the prison went from having no cases to 499 confirmed cases of COVID-19. A bad idea? Since June 24, at least five of the inmates on death row have died from COVID-19, and by the end of June about a third of the prison's inmates — more than 1,300 inmates — were infected. A really bad idea? nearly 1,000 inmates will be released early or relocated Seriously? Note: I am not against the release of prisoners, I'm just against the release of prisoners from a hot spot without a 14 day individual quarantine, and then testing prior to release. 1 vote ChuckS July 9 Link Can't wait for the Ear Hustle episode about this! Can't wait for the Ear Hustle episode about this!