Another Ohio prison has burst wide with cases of COVID-19. North Central Correctional Institution is so short on healthy staff, that a statewide call for correctional officers has been issued.
This past week saw an explosion of COVID cases here amongst staff, all traced back to one individual. In an effort to try and stop further spread, more than 60 staff were sent home for quarantine. This scenario is hauntingly similar to that leading up to Marion Correctional’s, Pickaway Correctional’s, and Belmont Correctional’s COVID-19 spread. Between these institutions alone, dozens of inmates perished.
I know several men who’ve died from COVID at other institutions. You get quarantined and either get better or you die.
That’s the reality of it all.