State health officials say nearly 800 Tennesseans have tested positive for the coronavirus, and about 350 are inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex in West Tennessee. That brings the total number of cases at the prison to more than 700. Nearly all of the inmates who tested positive during statewide mass testing at prisons in […]
All but a handful of the more than 2,600 Tennessee inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus have since recovered, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Correction. But four new cases — including one hospitalization — at the Northwest Correctional Complex have prompted another round of mass testing. All inmates and staff at […]
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.
About 600 inmates and staff have since tested positive for the virus, making the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex one of the largest hotspots in the country.
An inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The Tennessee Department of Correction tells WPLN News the 78-year-old black man died last night and had an underlying health condition. The official cause of death is pending an autopsy. Nearly 600 inmates tested positive for the coronavirus at the […]
Mass testing at two Tennessee prisons has uncovered nearly 2,000 cases of the coronavirus behind bars so far.
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.
Two days after the Tennessee Department of Correction announced that at least 170 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus, it’s launching a hotline to field questions from people with friends and family behind bars.