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Old 03-21-2020, 08:50 AM
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Lee State Prison in Leesburg is reporting three confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three other inmates exhibiting symptoms. The confirmed cases are being treated in hospital and the other three have been isolated form the general population.

No matter what precautions the DOC puts in the place the close quarters will undoubtedly result in significant community spread in both the inmate and staff populations. Also, given the woeful state of the DOC medical capability, I fear that the in-facility treatment won't do much to help those that will suffer from this disease.

We can only hope that the DOC and the Dept of Pardons and Parole institutes policies for early release of some soon-to-be-released offenders and at-risk inmates. Thinning out the inmate population will be the only way to manage the rampant spread of COVID-19 within this vulnerable group.
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