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Old 08-22-2020, 04:00 PM
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Default Yuma Inmates Allege Prison Officials Ordered Them To Refuse COVID-19 Testin

Yuma Inmates Allege Prison Officials Ordered Them To Refuse COVID-19 Testing To Keep Numbers Down

Inmates at the Yuma prison say they were threatened with violence and ordered by prison officials to refuse COVID-19 testing to keep outbreak numbers artificially low.

The Arizona Department of Corrections recently began conducting mass testing of all inmates across the entire state prison system, resulting in a rapid increase of COVID-19 positive cases being reported.

But before testing was scheduled to begin at the Yuma prison, inmates there say prison administrators and staff, working with informal inmate leaders called “Heads,” led a campaign of threats and intimidation to keep the rest of the inmates from submitting to the mandatory nasal swabs.

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Wouldn’t surprise me with how shady some of those people are...
My man said that didn’t happen in his unit though.
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