I’m gonna tell the truth about something to put this following story in perspective. A member of my family spent two years in state prison for violating probation.
I remember them telling me that one thing they remembered is that everyone always seemed to be washing up and that their hygiene was surprisingly on point. I asked what the deal was with that and that they said that nobody wanted to get sick because if you did then you would end up getting everyone else sick.
Added to that, the medical facilities weren’t exactly the greatest in the world so if you got something you were going to be pretty much suffering.
Seventy-four inmates and three staff members are confirmed to have COVID-19 at the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Pekin, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Office of Public Affairs.
In an email sent to WMBD, the department said all inmates who test positive for COVID-19 or show symptoms are isolated and provided medical care.
” Symptomatic inmates whose condition rises to the level of acute medical care will be transferred to a hospital setting; either at a local hospital or at an institution’s hospital care unit, if they have one,” it states.
There are 987 male inmates at FCI Pekin’s medium-security facility and 171 female inmates at Pekin’s adjacent camp, totaling 1,158 total inmates at the institution.