COVID Outbreak in Humboldt County Jail More Than Triples in Size; We Talk to Inmates About What They See and Feel

Humboldt County Inmate maskedAround 30 inmates of Unit 320 at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID in the last week. We spoke to several of the detainees this weekend who told us that the unit had 56 inmates when the first man, a laundry worker, fell ill after contracting COVID from a staff member. Then, as more tested positive, those infected inmates were led off in small groups until by late Sunday night, the cohort was cut by over half and those detainees left are telling us they’re afraid they’ll be next.

Please note, the inmates we spoke to have all stated substantially the same story, however, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has not responded at this time to questions about the outbreak at the jail.

One inmate we spoke with, Frank Goree is attached to a machine that helps him get more out of breathing. “It is called an oxygenator,” Goree told us over the phone. “I have a machine that makes oxygen. They have a little hose to the nose…I have COPD.” While people with COPD are not more likely to catch COVID, if they do catch it, they have a higher risk of complications and have poorer outcomes than those who don’t.

Goree says he is awaiting trial in County jail, because he couldn’t pay bail. He says before he came to jail, he had a care provider, his girlfriend, who helped him.

Over the tinny sound of the jail phone and an occasional muffled sob, his words are hard to discern. “I’m 54 and a nervous wreck,” he apologized softly. “I’ve been crying. Sorry if it’s hard for you to understand.”

Out of his quad that began last week (a quad is a small group, generally four who sleep in the same area), Goree is the only one still left in the unit. The rest have disappeared one by one after testing positive. He thinks he’s still is testing negative because he is more careful than the average inmate. Among other COVID safety protocols he follows, he told us, “I wash my hands before and after I eat,.” He says he wears a mask though many inmates at the jail don’t. He says he stays away from other inmates as much as possible. But he isn’t vaccinated, none of the inmates we spoke to said they were.

After the outbreak began, the Correction staff offered Goree and other inmates a chance to be vaccinated but, after sitting down with a woman he described as the head nurse, he changed his mind. He said she described three possible vaccines and he had just heard of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine on the news and was worried that it could cause blood clots. He said he asked the nurse which vaccine was best and he told us she just changed the subject. He said he pressed her. “When I asked what she took, she changed the subject and just said we’re all guinea pigs at this point.” Goree said he left right then because he didn’t want to be a guinea pig. (The CDC–Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–state, “These vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.” The CDC strongly recommends getting vaccines.)

Sergio Acosta, age 47, also an inmate in Unit 320, describes himself as healthy–“I work out” and COVID cautious (though also unvaccinated), but like Goree, he’s very worried. He says that he is finding it difficult to practice COVID safety protocols in jail. “We’re only allowed one mask,” he told us. And he says, “They don’t mandate everyone wear their mask…If it was me, I would mandate everyone would have to wear the mask at all times.”

He says he and other inmates take turns cleaning, but he also volunteers. “I volunteer every day just to make sure this place is completely clean,” he said. “I bleach everything.

He scoffed both at having the ability to maintain a six foot distance from others while in jail and at being able to be completely clean even when liberally applying bleach to all nearby surfaces. “Six feet…ha…seems more like people are going to end up six feet in the ground,” he told us and added, “I would think they would put us out in the yard and sanitize this place from top to bottom.”

When the inmates eat, of course, they can’t wear masks and he says they are “shoulder to shoulder.” He worried, “It is almost like open season here.”

Buddy Bear, age 44, explained that many of the inmates would like to skip eating at the communal tables, “A lot of us want to eat in our own cells but the CO’s are forbidding us to do that.”

He claimed that staff are struggling to find places to put those who’ve tested positive for COVID. “They are pretty much reached the limit for where they are putting people,” he told us.

Sean Simpson, age 35, another inmate told us that he had been a house painter in Sonoma County making decent money, but COVID derailed him. He wasn’t considered an essential worker so he had to go on unemployment and returned to Humboldt County, but here his past as a drug addict twelve years ago caught up with him. Officers searched a vehicle he was in because he was on probation and found a weapon that Simpson claims isn’t his. “The person didn’t know I couldn’t be around firearms,” Simpson told us.

Now, in jail, he says, he’s closer to COVID than he’s ever been. He’s trying to be cautious but he tells us its hard. “I’m keeping social distancing…Especially if you ain’t got a mask, stay away from me…I’ve been staying on my rack [his bed]. I don’t go out in the dayroom.”

While he was talking to us over the phone, he noted, “I see seven people without facemasks…[Staff] are saying that they can’t require us to wear them….It’s funny the CO’s [Correctional Officers] can make us dress properly and wear our hoodies [but they say they can’t make us wear masks]. It should be a requirement. You should have to wear those things.”

After the first inmate, a laundry worker tested positive, Simpson told us Saturday, “About four days ago, [jail staff] woke us up telling us that we needed to start bleaching and start cleaning the day room…They rush in with medical staff all hazmatted up [and start testing]…They started testing everyone in the unit [for COVID]…[There were] seven or eight positive the very first day.”

Acosta described the medical staff as wearing masks and having a “see-through plastic covering like a raincoat but flimsy [with] a hoodie.”

After the inmates who were positive were tested and eventually identified, Acosta says they weren’t immediately taken away. “They put these eight people in a room. They are letting them back out where we are [to use the restroom]…They aren’t wearing a mask.”

In addition, he and Simpson claim a guard assisted the positive inmates then handled the lunch cart with food for the inmates who weren’t positive without changing his gloves. Acosta said, “He didn’t switch gloves in between. Even after he was asked to. He said he already did, but he didn’t. We watched him the whole time.”

After the inmates are identified as positive, they are taken to a new area and all their personal possessions have to go with them. Normally, before the outbreak, the inmates we talked to say that the CO’s would not let other inmates touch the prisoner who was leaving’s items but since the outbreak, the staff appears reluctant to touch the infected person’s possessions. “Now [the Outbreak] is happening, they ask us to do it,” Acosta told us.

Simpson said the inmates are offered incentives like “real coffee” by which he means caffeinated or an extra package of Top Ramen to help pack up the possessions. “They don’t want to do it, but they have us do it,” Simpson claimed. “It’s not fair and its not right.”

Acosta said, “They are our friends [so we do it, but] we’re putting our lives in jeopardy.”

But Simpson said he’s not helping not even for an incentive. “An incentive to clean? That’s an incentive to catch [COVID].” He adds, “I’m not touching the bed [the infected inmate] drooled all over.” He thinks the staff who have better equipment should. “You’ve got gloves,” he said. “You’ve got masks. You’ve got hand sanitizer.”

In addition to the above concerns, the inmates claim that COVID testing takes place long hours after symptoms began to show. According to several of those we talked to, a few of their fellow detainees complained of being sick, even after the outbreak was known about, and they weren’t tested again until hours after they described COVID symptoms. And they tested positive meaning that the Unit has continued to be re-exposed to people actively ill.

Bear called us late in the day, Sunday, to tell us that one more patient had tested positive. He told us the patient was given “a boat”–a type of Styrofoam bed used when no more beds are available–and told he would be taken to processing (where new arrestees are brought into the jail) to stay. This indicates, but again, we have no official word on this, that the medical section of the correctional facility is at capacity and overflow patients are being housed elsewhere.

Acosta hopes that as a new week begins, a better plan will emerge. “Somebody needs to do something,” he warned. “People are dropping like flies. I feel like we’re all going to get it. We’re enclosed in here no matter how much we clean.”

Simpson agreed. Multiple people, he said, “have been taken out of here in the last six days. It scares me and it scares my family. It seems inevitable that we’re all going to catch it.”

UPDATE: As the COVID Outbreak at the Humboldt County Jail Continues, a Captain Describes Conditions Inside the Facility

Earlier: COVID Outbreak at the Humboldt County Jail

 

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Jim’s Guest Is Someone Else’s Wife
Jim’s Guest Is Someone Else’s Wife
4 months ago

Going out on a limb here, but if one is afraid of catching COVID in jail, one shouldn’t do things that get them sent to jail in the first place. You’d think a junkie would be first in line to take something from a needle…

Susan
Susan
4 months ago

my son is one of those inmates who got covid in there and he did get the vaccine and I have no idea how he’s doing, have some respect for the family’s of those inmates, what’s wrong with you?!

Vato 36
Vato 36
4 months ago

What a bad situation to be in. Imagine if they had the choice to not be in there during a time like this. Oh wait, they gave up that choice…

Baby Monster
Baby Monster
4 months ago
Reply to  Vato 36

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town!

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Ordinary Men
Ordinary Men
4 months ago

Modern medicine and technology and entertainment has given us all the excuses for not dying when we should.

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Mr. Bear
4 months ago
Reply to  Ordinary Men

Fake news.
He never said that

Fack Chuck
Fack Chuck
4 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Bear

There is authentic, and then there is valid. It’s nice when you get both, but one may appreciate validity even if the attribution is inauthentic.

rollin
rollin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ordinary Men

Excellent meme; totally relevent

Willie Caos-Mayham
Willie Caos-Mayham
4 months ago

🎅🎅Another reason for them not to lock people up. More criminals let out on the streets just in time for Christmas, yeah.🦸‍♂️🦸‍♂️

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago

I c what ya did there Willie

grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago

He said he pressed her. “When I asked what she took, she changed the subject and just said we’re all guinea pigs at this point.” I don”t believe a trained nurse is going to make that statement, especially a head nurse. And who told him about the blood clot another inmate? Which is misinformation by the way. There is no “yard” It’s an enclosed area about 20″ by 30′. Basketball hoop, exercise equipment. You would just be cramming them into a enclosed area.
“Meals will be eaten in your cell or at the tables in each day room only.” This from the inmate hand book. So meals can be eaten in cells. Unless Bear means quad. The individual rooms “cells” are usually for the real bad boys or PC. I would take what these “inmates” are saying with a grain of salt.

Last edited 4 months ago by grey fox
grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

So Frank is a young woman? And he had the choice of different vaccines, all he heard is blood clot, didn’t he hear 54, rare. 21.4million doses J&J given out. I posted that article before in a previous HCPH press release by the way. And how bout you get an interview with the head nurse to verify his statements. And those windows are about 10′ up. You cram 56 people in there you have a crowd. Air circulation? All that would happen is that those germs would circulate. You hear those voices because of the echo off the walls, its a 20″ by 30 ft room, concrete walls. And Bear said cell not pod. Never heard “yard” I did hear “rec room.” Must have been some old prison graduates calling it that.

Last edited 4 months ago by grey fox
grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

PS: The dude saying the gun wasn’t his. Of course it wasn’t. And he sure isn’t going to confess over the phone to you that it was.

grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

Wow bad ass earthquake just happened

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

Felt it in central Trinity mountains @ 4000′

grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

Guess I should have said walls amplified the sound. Not really up on acoustics just know they make sound louder

Local Farmer
Local Farmer
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

How about you don’t try telling Kym how to do her job. Get a life!

jls
jls
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

Friend’s daughter, 51, died of blood clot to heart a week after getting the J&J vaccine. No other info do I need to make an intelligent and precautionary choice. I take my Vit D and other immune boosting supplements, lay off the sugar and carb immunity killers, and prioritize getting good sleep.

rollin
rollin
4 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

The VAERS system is replete with cases of blood clotting within 48 hours of using ALL SHOTS. The CDC is doing NOTHING to investigate it and tells you everything is fine. Given that the AP is your definition of reliable news, I guess it should be no surprise that the bought and paid for, scumbag bureaucrats in the CDC are your version of reliable medical advice. 

C JD
C J
4 months ago

Make bad choices, have lousy outcomes.

Connie DobbsD
Connie Dobbs
4 months ago

So?

Humboldt Lady
Humboldt Lady
4 months ago

The compassion in these comments is sure lacking. I get it. You folks don’t give a damn. Just sad when some of these people haven’t even been to trial yet, and your already assuming they are guilty, and therefore deserving of whatever they get in there. It is a state mandate that all wear masks indoors! Shame on the sheriffs office for not providing PPE and not making inmates wear a mask. The reason they are behind bars is irrelevant. They deserve protection and decent treatment.

black market man
black market man
4 months ago
Reply to  Humboldt Lady

Well said. Thank you Humboldt Lady. Note that the Sheriff’s Dept. was strongly against the vaccine mandate for the County. They are responsible for the care of the people in their jail. It is outrageous that they are not enforcing the indoor mask mandate inside the jail, especially with an active outbreak. Shame on you Sheriff deputies. Shame on you C.O.s. What cowards. Show some compassion and intellect for those not infected yet. It might just save some of your own.

Nooo
Nooo
4 months ago

It is not “well said”. It is does matter “what they did.” In fact the idea that it doesn’t reflects the same persistent lack of concern for others that makes crime such a constant. It is prisoners who refuse to wear masks. “Making” them behave minimally responsibly already takes up huge resources. How are they going to “make” them wear face masks when to only occupation available to prisoners is frustrating any attempt to make them behave responsibly on much larger issues?

Xebeche
Xebeche
4 months ago
Reply to  Humboldt Lady

I wholly gree. This is shameful on the part of the county & especially our sheriff.

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago
Reply to  Xebeche

what’s the sheriff got to do with it ?

Deborah Bauer
Deborah Bauer
4 months ago
Reply to  Humboldt Lady

I have as much compassion for criminals as they have for the victims of their crimes

Redwoodbeauty
Redwoodbeauty
4 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Bauer

many do end up having compassion after the fact through extensive soul work. not all inmates are heartless or guilty for that matter.

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago
Reply to  Humboldt Lady

they’re getting better treatment in custody, then they get when they are out.

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Humboldt Lady

And, pray tell, how would they enforce the wearing of masks while asleep? What would the punishment be for an inmate whose mask slid off mid-snooze? Put them in Solitary? Sorry, that unit seems to have been filled by perfectly healthy…er, I mean, “positive,” cases.

The whole concept of being afraid of perfectly healthy people just because a notoriously inaccurate test said they’ve been exposed to a relatively harmless virus is ludicrous.

Laytonvillain
Laytonvillain
4 months ago

This is a respiratory illness caused by breathing the virus in through the nose.

It is not spread through surface contact. No need to cover everything in bleach.

We have known this for over a year and a half now, yet many people don’t know it at all, because there is really only one thing being said about COVID “prevention” over and over and over.

I don’t know if I’m an “anti-vaxxer,” that seems a rather odd label as I am fully vaxxed… but I am curious why we can’t have thoughtful and scientific discussions and public education about this virus other than “get your fifth shot already”.

Rebecca
Rebecca
4 months ago
Reply to  Laytonvillain

False. Although not super common, it absolutely can happen. In the right circumstance the virus can last on a surfaces for several days. Especially in areas of dense population and bad ventilation. And this new variant appears to be more contagious, so maybe it stepped up its game why we’re stuck on stupid and preserving individual “freedoms.”

Covid Petri Dish
Covid Petri Dish
4 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca

Rule breaking comment. Please delete.

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Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca

To throw away our freedoms just to save a few old people is stupid

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Has nothing to do with saving old people. That’s just bulls**t to tug at our heartstrings. Yet people are falling for it en masse.

Got logic ?
Got logic ?
4 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca

Not super common, yea like 1 in 10,0000 chance?

…”the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection via the fomite (via objects) transmission route is low, and generally less than 1 in 10,000, which means that each contact with a contaminated surface has less than a 1 in 10,000 chance of causing an infection ”

Quote is per the worshipped CDC so it should pass moderation.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/science-and-research/surface-transmission.html

Sounds like all you did was read a headline, oh scary ! It is still detectible on surfaces a few days later. Order more bleach!

There is a host of factors that would make the risk of transmission (and then infection) even remotely possible.

The endless paranoia, and over sanitizing, by an XXL population gorged on soft drinks and processed “food,” is what is sickening.

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca

Along with being more contagious (which isn’t saying much), the new variant seems to be much less virulent. This is actually a normal part of viral evolution: become more contagious and less deadly, thereby increasing the spread without killing off the host.

So why is anyone who recognizes that, “stupid?”

Local Farmer
Local Farmer
4 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca

Ya, because preserving freedom is stupid…

Got logic ?
Got logic ?
4 months ago
Reply to  Laytonvillain

For real, their possessions and beds are not vectors. Like no one has a brain anymore!

And no, people in the jail are not “dropping like flies.” Yes, they could have tested positive. And some might be sick. Survival is close to 100% guaranteed.

Inserting the CDC lie, that “these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history” is a fucking joke. Fact checker must be broken.

Nooo
Nooo
4 months ago
Reply to  Got logic ?

Yet thousands have been vaccinated in Humboldt Co alone. And despite the anectdotal allegations of harm proffered by a few that don’t bear scrutiny, it has been remarkably free from bad effects.

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Nooo

As has the virus itself. Checked out the illness and mortality rates lately? How about the, “cleared,” cases? When few are falling ill, and the death rate has to be fraudulently inflated just to get it up to a fraction of a percent, i’d say the virus is remarkably free from bad effects.

And yet thousands have allowed themselves to be injected with something even the makers admit does not do its job, which is to prevent transmission.

Go figure.

jls
jls
4 months ago
Reply to  Nooo

Friend’s local daughter died of blood clot to the heart a week after getting the J&J vax. Never made the news…

Nooo
Nooo
4 months ago
Reply to  Laytonvillain

Because the other side of the debate to those supporting vaccination says things like” it’s only the flu” and “it’s conspiracy to inflict government control” to any concern?

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Nooo

Considering that Covid has actually sickened a relative few, and the vaccine does not keep you from getting or transmitting it, and despite the dire warnings from the fear-mongerers the virus seems to be mutating into less harmful forms, what exactly are your concerns?

Nooo
Nooo
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve Parr

Concerns? People who died or got long term disabilities or simply were too sick to WHEN THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO BE. Because some anti vaxxer spin out a lie and scared them away from what could have prevented their misery. Because that is what the vaccines have done- kept a lot of people from dying- you know the thing you say makes covid trivial was because people were vaccinated. It only took two years killing people for it “to be mutating into less harmful forms”, if that does turn out to be what has happened. Like the old infinite number monkeys at key boards eventually producing a Shakespeare play, anti vaxxers will eventually have some of their fantasies fulfilled. It just that huge waste goes on until they accidentally reach that point. And the scary thing is they will be just as big a waste and a drag in the next crisis too. Whether It is health, economic or act of god.

grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

… However, bleach is known to be corrosive to metals and can cause damage to some plastics, Better wipe it up good after using..Have seen it corrode metal first hand. Somebody better inform that inmate.

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Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

Considering that it is widely known that our obsession with anti-bacterials is what’s driving immune system deficiencies, and the relative innocuousness of Covid, why are we disinfecting everything anyway?

Claudia Johnson
Claudia Johnson
4 months ago

Yes it needs to be stopped do they need to be taken care of properly you’re not only infecting the inmates you’re infecting the staff

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago

get vaccinated

Martin
Martin
4 months ago

All the Sheriff’s Deputies, Jailers, and staff should have been forced to get their vaccination or don’t report to work and stop their salary. They are dragging people off the streets and placing them in jail. Those people should also be forced to get their vaccination, as I am sure 99% have not been vaccinated and will keep spreading the virus to everyone. When arrested they gave up their rights on the spot. I would not be surprised if the virus spreads throughout the Court House! Time to wake up or the virus will just keep rolling along. If you have not, please get your shots.

CJP
CJP
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

Crazy to think there are people in this county that truly believe people should lose there job if not vaccinated, or that you lose your right to medical freedom while in jail.
Let those dirtbag inmates get covid. Little bit of punishment and temporary resistance to the virus wouldn’t hurt. If you somehow manage to get into the Humboldt county jail without being released in 1 hour than you’re more than likely guilty…

Martin
Martin
4 months ago
Reply to  CJP

You bet I do! Places like the Sheriff’s Department, jail, etc., need to have all the staff vaccinated. In case you don’t read the news Covid will kill you in a huge number of cases. Got your shot yet? Or are you with Sara Palin who says, “over my dead body.” Just another example of a person with a lack of brain cells!

Jim’s Guest is Someone Else’s Depository
Jim’s Guest is Someone Else’s Depository
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

Easy, Martin! She’s keeping an eye on Russia’s Eastern flank for you.

Martin
Martin
4 months ago

She has never done anything that I agree with and not get her vaccination is a prime example. I don’t think she could find Russia’s Eastern flank on a map!

It's a Mad World
It's a Mad World
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

What people do or don’t do, is none of your G*d d*mn business, Sir.
Try holding your elected reps responsible for a disastrous economy.
If you are cutting a check for child support, and you have joint legal custody, this is the ONLY TIME, you have any standing in what others do.
Mind your own house, and know the limits, and RESPONSIBILITIES of giving MEDICAL ADVICE.

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

You must have gotten your information from, “the news.” Last I heard, “positive,” Covid cases were clearing at greater than 95%. The majority of those who actually fell ill recovered nicely. That does not equate to, “kill(ing)…in a huge number of cases.”

You’re exhibiting the classic signs of Screen Hypnosis.

Freedumb
Freedumb
4 months ago
Reply to  Martin

The vaccinated spread the virus also. This is facts I know you know🤣🤣

Flipped coin
Flipped coin
4 months ago

Every person in there had the opportunity to get the vaccine or not commit the crimes to get themselves locked up. Yea, it sucks its spreading like wildfire but it all comes down to choices. They didn’t make good ones.

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Flipped coin

This is the first time in history where perfectly healthy people are considered to be driving an, “outbreak,” which is, “spreading like wildfire,” even though no one is falling ill.

Xebeche
Xebeche
4 months ago

Humboldt county just loves lawsuits. This is a horrible, depressing story.

Country Bumpkin
Country Bumpkin
4 months ago

I don’t have any knowledge of what is or is not happening inside of the jail. I am surprised that HCS has not given an official statement about what is being done to help control the outbreak in the jail and other details such as how exactly how many Inmates are sick and if any have been hospitalized. That said It is quite possible that the inmates who have talked to the media are just painting a picture that fits the common narrative that law enforcement is bad and that criminals are victims. Perhaps to benefit themselves with early release. Is there no civilian over site of the jail and it’s policies and operations. It would be nice to know what is really going on in there.

Steve Parr
Steve Parr
4 months ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

Once again you are mistakenly implying that cases equate to illnesses. I have seen nothing to indicate how many of the staff who have tested positive are actually sick.

Terminology is everything in journalism.

Guest
4 months ago

Kym – thanks for reporting on this situation. I am for incarceration but not torture of inmates by their keepers.

Is it me, or other people agree that per the description of one inmate’s interaction with the Jail’s nurse, it comes accross as the nurse is discouraging inmates to vaccinate?

I see law suits looming in the Sheriff’s office’s future. The individual with COPD appears to be being subject to cruel and unusual punishment while under custody. I hope Ambulance Chasers are following this story & will act on it swiftly.

On another note, perhaps the jail keeper’s goal is to decimate the current inmate population? Someone should remind them that no inmates = no jobs.

Good luck to the inmates. Hopefully they will make through this & the scare of it will help keep them out of jail in the future.

Nooo
Nooo
4 months ago
Reply to  Guest

I agree the description is discouraging but that is always a problem with such sources- everything is always framed as someone else’s fault. That’s the mind set that makes for crime.

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
4 months ago
Reply to  Nooo

And we know anti-vaxxer misinformation has seeped into every corner of peoples lives, and that HumCo SO pays less than others, attracting less educated or qualified “professionals”.

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago
Reply to  Guest

sue for what ?

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grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  Guest

I agree that that one inmates telling is pretty one sided. Not that an inmate wouldn’t lie or embellish a story or play games. Let’s hear the nurses side before we start talking lawsuits .Also would like to hear how many inmates are vaccinated with no problems. Did anybody hear of any inmates who received the vaccine having any complications? I believe 320 is the workers dorm so you are crammed together going to and from work. Inmates prepare meals, clean hallways, do the laundry. There is also 2 other dorms, besides 320

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grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

Should have said 3 other dorms besides 320. Forgot the woman’s dorm which does the lunches. Men do breakfast, dinner. I believe those dorms can hold up to 75 inmates each. Let’s hear from all the dorms, and the Sheriffs office.
Elevators are used a lot by inmates, staff

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grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

And I forgot the CalTrans crew dorm.

grey fox
grey fox
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

To continue my rant. Out of a possible 400 inmates how many called in? These inmates have a lot of time on their hands So some of them play games , like to stir up trouble, some may have grudges with staff. Not saying there is not problems there, but be wary of what’s said.

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago
Reply to  grey fox

winner winner chicken dinner

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Guest

The fear of what Cold like symptoms

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

fear he won’t be home for the holiday’s

Jim’s Guest is Someone Else’s Depository
Jim’s Guest is Someone Else’s Depository
4 months ago

Just put up barbed wire and gun towers in the corners of that dirt lot next to the jail. Throw up some tents with cots and give ‘em pink underwear and jump suits. Worked for maricopa county, AZ. Then they’re safe outside in the fresh air, no confined spaces. Then there will be plenty of room to quarantine infected individuals inside the jail.

Problem solved.

You’re welcome!

Last edited 4 months ago by Jim’s Guest is Someone Else’s Depository
sick and tired
sick and tired
4 months ago

I spent 6 months at the tent city hosted by Arpaio in 95. It did little to curb crime. Most f the inmates housed there were not the type to recommit. It was full of one time criminals and folks busted with dope such as myself and drunk drivers. I do however think that environment would be a lot less conducive to transmitting an air-born virus. It also saved the county a lot of money by housing folks in a facility that took pennies to construct and maintain.
I never saw anyone wearing pink. Like that makes any difference.

sick and tired
sick and tired
4 months ago

That facility was closed after a few inmates suffered heat stroke and sued the county and Sheriff Joe.

Dinky
Dinky
4 months ago

They want mask mandates but won’t follow laws 🤔 good luck everyone!

Jacob
Jacob
4 months ago

These people should be more afraid of jail than covid! Dont do stupid stuff to be put in jail then. Doing the wrong thing is easy. Doing the right thing, can often times be incredibly difficult.
I think they’re playing the sympathy card. Wheres the sympathy for the blue collar working man trying to raise a family in this failing economy? Wheres the article on that?

Mega me
Mega me
4 months ago

Oh ?

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ILoveplants
ILoveplants
4 months ago
Reply to  Mega me

👍🏻

rollin
rollin
4 months ago
Reply to  Mega me

Zackly

Dave Kirby
Dave Kirby
4 months ago

You’d believe anything that a jailbird told you? Think they might fudge the truth?

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave Kirby

Dave,

I said “…if true”.

Both a lying person AND a stupid SO deputy are possible.

I don’t assume either or neither are the case.

Regarding strawmen, in 2008 and at 23 years old, Deayna married a 43 year old.

With your assumption about a lying jailbird, what can we conclude from that double of age marriage?

https://www.times-standard.com/2008/02/14/on-the-record-february-10th-2008/

Crap
Crap
4 months ago

So what about the health and safety of thier victims? Zero sympathy. They spin bullshit stories and play victim when in fact they do more to themselves with drugs. Love the story about it was not his gun….yea right.

As for the staff vaccine status…none of their business. Like to k ow what charges the guy woth COPD has? He was healthy enough to committ a crime but suddenly is worried abiut his health?

Steve Koch
Steve Koch
4 months ago

Great set of interviews, so interesting to hear what people in that situation think, humanizing.

Freedumb
Freedumb
4 months ago

I promise all who got covid in jail will be just fine. If anything it’s a good thing There will be no deaths and no hospitalizations. Herd immunity 🤣🤣you will see. Check back in a few weeks. If I’m wrong I will apologize. The odds are in my favor. Vegas would agree💪💪

James
James
4 months ago

I’m going to stick it out with the placebo group. All the vaccinated group already getting wiggly as far as I can tell. I pray for everyone. Keep up with the U.N. and you will see we’re all in for an uncomfortable ride. Vaccinated or not.

Guest
Guest
4 months ago

Elderly homes, workplaces, etc all
Have a risk of severe outbreaks. Jail is no different. None were vaccinated, that was their choice. Along with the choice to commit the crimes. Considering how bad you have to be to actually be kept in custody I believe they must bear the consequences of their decisions. Take care of them, but for gods sakes don’t let anymore out. The VICTIMS are severely neglected when we cater to the the criminals.

Guest
4 months ago
Reply to  Guest

None were vaccinated, none were positive…

rollin
rollin
4 months ago

” she changed the subject and just said we’re all guinea pigs at this point.’

At least someone’s speaking the truth.

c u 2morrowD
c u 2morrow
4 months ago

should ask Goree if he wears his mask while sauntering about the dorm.

Local Farmer
Local Farmer
4 months ago

Ya, how dare her tell the truth!!