Nearly every prison in Tennessee has at least one confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to new results from statewide mass testing that occurred last week. Overall, about 2,500 inmates have tested positive since the Tennessee Department of Correction reported its first case in April. Three have died.
A 67-year-old man who was incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center and tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The Tennessee Department of Correction said in a press release that the man was taken to the hospital on April 25 for an assessment and tested positive while hospitalized. He died Monday morning, at 1:20 a.m. […]
More than half of inmates at Tennessee’s largest prison have now tested positive for the coronavirus, in one of the biggest hotspots in the country. But amid the testing and quarantining of inmates, those with loved ones behind bars say it’s been nearly impossible to get information.
All inmates and staff at Tennessee prisons will be tested for COVID-19 starting next week after 1,299 inmates and 50 staff tested positive at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville. It’s the largest known outbreak at a single facility in the entire state.
All inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville are getting tested for the coronavirus, after early rounds of testing uncovered 93 cases among the prison’s approximately 2,500 prisoners.
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