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‘A Storm Is Coming’: Fears of an Inmate
Epidemic as the Virus Spreads in the Jails

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/22/2020 9:15:04 AM

It started with a jails investigator in an office three miles from Rikers Island. Then, a correction officer at a security checkpoint near the entrance to the jail complex got it. Hours later, it was an inmate in a crowded housing unit. Within days, the investigator had died and three more correction officers and two other staff members had tested positive for the coronavirus, confirming fears that the highly contagious disease had arrived in the nation’s second-largest jail system, endangering 5,300 inmates and twice as many guards.On Thursday, the jail system’s chief physician, Ross MacDonald, took to Twitter with a

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Old Weinstein may get out of jail yet. They want 'the vulnerable' to be set free.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 3/22/2020 9:25:03 AM (No. 353971)
Yeah, lets make sure all those infected inmates are set free. I'm sure they will all self-quarantine and pose no risk to the public.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/22/2020 9:32:25 AM (No. 353978)
This, of course, is concerning to the NYTwits. After all, inmates are their most reliable and loyal peeps.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cardsfan 3/22/2020 9:38:54 AM (No. 353983)
Wait for it.... Ok, everyone we’re letting you go but you have to promise to come back when this is over.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bigfatslob 3/22/2020 9:53:17 AM (No. 353998)
It's New York 'fugetaboutit! Everything will be fine operation 'Release the Piranhas' is about to happen.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 3/22/2020 9:57:07 AM (No. 354001)
So keep them locked in their cells for a few weeks, no big deal. Just no chance to intermingle. This is not rocket science.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler 3/22/2020 10:00:52 AM (No. 354007)
And the prize goes to #4!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TJ54 3/22/2020 10:04:26 AM (No. 354013)
The New York Slimes - worrying about what normal people could care less about
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/22/2020 10:13:25 AM (No. 354024)
I can now imagine that Gov. Blago is glad as hell to have gotten out of the joint and praises the President every day for the pardon.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40 3/22/2020 10:17:51 AM (No. 354034)
Over 90% of them vote Democrat. I am not shedding any tears.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: seamusm 3/22/2020 10:28:01 AM (No. 354053)
Actually #10, 90% or more of them have likely never voted at all.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 3/22/2020 10:31:02 AM (No. 354061)
Send them all to Africa to help catch the locusts. That's my idea of a prison work program.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/22/2020 10:37:35 AM (No. 354068)
But isn't jail the ultimate "lockdown, quarantine, and social distance enforcer"? Why would you turn them loose but keepeveryone else locked down, Governor?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/22/2020 11:14:36 AM (No. 354106)
Sorry, but not buying it. They are in isolation now! And if you committed so many crimes that you actually got sent to jail...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bgarrett 3/22/2020 11:23:55 AM (No. 354120)
We wont have to pay to house criminals if they all die of coronavirus
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Reply 15 - Posted by: dst4life 3/22/2020 11:25:50 AM (No. 354127)
Go Head, New York City. Make our day. Release all these criminals onto the streets. Yes. They will all suddenly decide to be law abiding citizens. Not to worry. Most of you have been disarmed in the name of "safety." You should be thankful for your government because they are out for your "best interest." And when these criminals go to the black market looking for weapons, you will be sitting at home with your butter knife waiting for an attack. And your cops have been order not to go after such trifling crimes as theft. Dont bother calling 911. The operators will only be able to say that you are on your own. Every man for themselves. You, your family, and your butter knife.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/22/2020 11:46:50 AM (No. 354156)
Is the fear of an epidemic the same as an epidemic.?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/22/2020 12:06:39 PM (No. 354177)
A storm is coming alright. One of the democrats own making. Combine this with the DA's who have already said they won't prosecute most of the low level crimes and you indeed have a storm in the making. So tell me DA's are you going to prosecute the people who defend themselves? That is what the UK does now, and is that what they are angling for for here in America? Stay tuned.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: SiliconValleyDude 3/22/2020 12:48:56 PM (No. 354239)
Will women, children and minorities be most effected? Cause that’s the most important part, right?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/22/2020 1:18:34 PM (No. 354271)
I could surely be struck by lightning for what I'm thinking...…..
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Reply 20 - Posted by: EQKimball 3/22/2020 2:13:35 PM (No. 354323)
Meanwhile, whole unpopulated, unsecured and gleaming commercial districts in those same cities, stuffed with retail goods or modern office equipment, sit empty like lambs waiting for the slaughter. Thousands of cold, hungry homeless people with no handouts from passing cars joined on the street by thousand of convicted criminals. What could possibly go wrong?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: vinegrower 3/22/2020 3:45:28 PM (No. 354407)
I have really never paid attention but they must have outbreaks of the yearly flu and we don't let all the prisoners out to cause havoc.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 3/22/2020 4:52:04 PM (No. 354466)
A public health catastrophe?!? I think not. A few good souls will go down with the ship....can't be avoided. But since they probably mostly share cells, they'll likely only lose about 1/2 of them.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: anniebc 3/22/2020 5:41:51 PM (No. 354497)
Jails are a great place for quarantine.
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