Number of infected VT inmates in Mississippi rises to 147 - VT Digger

In what’s shaping up to be a big black eye for the Scott administration, almost 150 inmates kept out-of-state have contracted the Covid-19 virus. Is the alternative to build more Vermont prisons?

“I consider this a full-fledged, serious emergency,” James Baker, interim corrections commissioner, said during a late Wednesday afternoon press conference where he revealed the latest number of Covid-19 inmates. “As the commissioner of corrections I’m very concerned about the test results coming back from Mississippi,” Baker said, adding, “One of the questions obviously here is the size of the spread, trying to identify the course of how that spread occurred.”."

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