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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Two Inmates, No Staff, Have Covid-19 at NorCo Jail

As of yesterday, two inmates at Northampton County's jail are infected with Covid-19. Another six inmates who tested positive have recovered. Seven employees had tested positive, but all have recovered and back on the job.

All inmates and employees have their temperatures checked multiple times a day.

“The dedication and professionalism of Northampton County Corrections officers during the Covid-19 outbreak has been exemplary,” noted Executive Lamont McClure. “They are doing a great job protecting the residents, their fellow employees and the public.” In fact, on Saturday, they saved the life of an inmate who was attemtpting to hang himself.

Corrections officers have been at odds with McClure over their contract. But they have really gone above and beyond during this pandemic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This all sounds positive to me. During these COVID-19 months, 15 inmates and employees got sick from COVID-19, and 13 went home and recovered. Two other inmates are still recovering.

Kinda normal numbers, it seems.