More COVID-19 Inmate Positives At Century Prison; Testing Ramps Up By Tenfold

August 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases have once again increased at Century Correctional Institution, and as of Saturday testing at CCI has been ramped upĀ  to a level previously unseen during the pandemic.

Two more inmates were reported as positive on Saturday, for a total of six, and the number of positive staff members remained at 20.

On Friday, FDC reported 13 other inmates tested, but on Saturday that number jumped to to reflect a total of 127 inmate tests. Three inmates are in medical isolation, and the number of prisoners on medical quarantine increased to 391.

Inmates in medical quarantine are monitored by health services staff and receive temperature checks twice a day for signs of fever. If an inmate begins experiencing symptoms indicative of COVID-19, FDC will place the inmate in medical isolation and a COVID-19 test will be administered.

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5 Responses to “More COVID-19 Inmate Positives At Century Prison; Testing Ramps Up By Tenfold”

  1. David Huie Green on August 5th, 2020 4:18 am

    https://www-media.floridabar.org/uploads/2018/04/Criminal-Justice-Data-Study.pdf

    Figure 19: 29 Percent of Prison Population Has No Current or Prior Violent Crime

    100 – 29 = 71% are or were violent

  2. David Huie Green on August 5th, 2020 4:08 am

    REGARDING:
    “I believe that prisons have become a money making business since they were privatized. They have discovered cases in which judges were paid off by the prison management, to charge people for lesser crimes than in the past.”

    Since this one is not privatized, what does that have to do with the price of rice in China?

    And the fact that some people elsewhere have committed crimes at times does not justify assuming judges are today here.

    Most inmates had to work hard to get to prison. They are not a source of income for the state.

  3. Emily on August 3rd, 2020 6:56 pm

    I really believe in tumultuous times like this that some exceptions should be made for nonviolent offenders and they should be released from prison for the safety of the staff and the other prisoners. If necessary, put an ankle bracelet on them. I believe that prisons have become a money making business since they were privatized. They have discovered cases in which judges were paid off by the prison management, to charge people for lesser crimes than in the past. They also encouraged the judges to throw the highest sentence down, in order to keep the prisons full and making money for the private companies. In the middle of a pandemic, some human decency should be considered for people who are incarcerated for a lower offense that did not involve violence.

  4. Resident on August 3rd, 2020 3:44 pm

    They don’t need to let them out. Protect staff and law abiding citizens.
    Too bad–consequences for their actions.

  5. fisherman on August 3rd, 2020 10:58 am

    I heard its spreading in the escambia county jail like wild flies.sone cant get out due to bonds being high and homeless.





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