Prisons and jails across the US are turning into ‘petri dishes’ for coronavirus. Deputies are falling ill, too.

But Judge Matthew Kennelly did order Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to enact additional sanitation and quarantine guidelines. Any detainees showing coronavirus symptoms must be tested by Saturday, and any detainee who is quarantined must be given a face mask by Sunday.

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

The researchers looked at booking, release and Covid-19 data from the Cook County Jail, demographic data from the US Census and the American Community Survey and Covid-19 data from the Illinois Department of Public Health to examine the epidemiological connection between jail and community at the zip code level.

‘I’m Not Supposed to Be Talking to You’: Doomsday Mom Called Hubby From Jail as FBI Searched His Home

FBI Special Agent Steven Daniel, who was also at Daybell’s property on June 9, said that the “pet cemetery” was marked with a small dog statute and was near a fire pit. Soon after excavating the area, Daniel said that he instantly smelt decomposing flesh and investigators began to use hand tools in what he […]

Texas man jailed in stabbing death of his 7-year-old brother

Outside the house, officers found the boy’s 20-year-old brother, Isidro Brito Bruno, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted stab wound to his upper body, according to the statement from Police Chief Cody Phillips. He was arrested and taken to a hospital.

Doomsday Stepdad Jailed After Human Remains Found on His Property

“I think the first question I said is, ‘Why haven’t you told us where the kids are?’” Melanie Gibb said. “[Lori responded], ‘Well, for your safety, we cannot tell you.’ That was just alarming to me. What safety? Why am I in danger? I didn’t feel like I was in danger.”

Kids, safety and schools: A pandemic debate plays out in California county

The school district did not respond to requests for comment. But Superintendent Doreen Osumi told the local Appeal-Democrat newspaper the district would have to implement social distancing guidelines and require children to wear face coverings. Parents who do not wish to send their children back to school will be allowed to choose a remote learning […]

Drug dealer who brought four killers to justice for murder now jailed himself

“He received a significant beating on his reception to prison……He must be one of the few prisoners happy about the Covid-19 situation which has resulted in a 23-hour lock-up because, effectively, it’s allowed him a degree of security as he can’t leave the wing.”

California health insurance rates increase slightly for 2021

FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, talks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, Lee announced health insurance premiums for people who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will increase an average of 0.6% in […]

OC Inmates Clamor For Better Food, Visits, Religious Services

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County Jail inmates suing the county for a variety of issues related to their housing filed a motion Thursday demanding an improvement in their meals, a resumption of visits and access to religious services, all of which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

98-Year-Old Receives Chinese American World War II Congressional Medal Of Honor

Mr. Chew was born in Red Bluff in 1921. His father had immigrated to the U.S. to flee persecution in China. He was drafted in 1945 into the 1908th Army Service Unit, Camp Beale.