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Sun May 3, 2020, 05:58 AM

Prison Workers Union Says COVID-19 Is Creating Chaotic Conditions

23 percent of all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio are prison workers or inmates, and 31 inmates and workers have died. Ohio is the first state to do mass testing at three prisons. But the union representing prison workers says those facilities are still dangerous.

Ohio prisons director Annette Chambers-Smith said at Gov. Mike DeWine's press conference Thursday that everyone is tested daily, inmate teams clean surfaces all day and sleeping and eating arrangements have been changed because of COVID-19.

But those inside prisons say without enough personal protective equipment, things are chaotic.

And Chris Mabe with OSCEA, which represents prison staff, said mass testing is needed in all facilities where anyone has tested positive.

Read more: https://www.statenews.org/post/prison-workers-union-says-covid-19-creating-chaotic-conditions
(Statehouse News Bureau)

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