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COVID-19 in CT Prisons

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CT Inmates and Correctional Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

CT inmates and correctional staff are testing positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. Despite all efforts to prevent the spread of the virus throughout Connecticut prisons, there are over 800 confirmed cases between the staff members and inmates now.  As part of the bail bond business, we know many of them and wish them a quick recovery. Our thoughts go out to the law enforcement community and offenders’ families during this difficult time.

Connecticut Department of Corrections and COVID-19 Pandemic: 

Latest Connecticut DOC Report (May 6th, 2020)

CT Department of CorrectionsCOVID PositiveMedically ClearedRelated Deaths
Connecticut Inmates4783366
CT DOC  Staff3581570

Source: Connecticut Department of Corrections website

Bail bonds is the one service that can facilitate the release of someone from a CT prison. When a loved one is held on bail 3-D Bail Bonds can help. We are here for you. Our agents and owners included are in the front lines and will come out to help until we can’t. Currently, our service is available 24 hours at all Connecticut correctional centers, juvenile centers, local police, and open courts.

What happens after a CT inmate has tested positive for coronavirus?

ORIENTATION NOTICE
NORTHERN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION – COVID UNITS
All inmates that are admitted to the COVID units have tested positive for the COVID 19 Virus.
Once admitted to a COVID unit, you should expect the following procedures:

CT DOC Official Orientation Notice

Correctional Officers and inmates fearing for their lives as coronavirus hits the state

ct inmates test positive covid-19
Osborn Correctional Institution

In order to prevent the spread of the virus in the prisons in Connecticut, the Department of Corrections announced that all social visits to correctional facilities were suspended until further notice last March.

According to Commissioner Cook at the CT DOC, inmates who show symptoms will automatically be placed in isolation as a precaution. All inmates with symptoms are being tested. When inmates need further care because of the virus they will be transferred to hospitals and have access to ventilators if necessary. To protect the healthy inmate population, the DOC has designated the Northern CC as the isolated area for all COVID -19 positive offenders.

Effective April 8, 2020, all offenders who are positive for the COVID-19 virus have been transferred to an isolation unit at the Northern Correctional Institution.

April arrived with more restrictions for CT prisons:

  • A mandatory temp check for correctional personnel and anyone arriving at the lobby, bail bondsmen included.
  • DOC staff testing positive restricted access to correctional centers even more.
  • Only one person is allowed in the lobby when posting bail.
  • As for new inmates, they must follow mandatory quarantine for 14 days as soon as they arrive.

We’re here to help, call us with your questions

For more frequently asked questions during this challenging time, contact 3-D Bail Bonds at 860-247-2245 or visit the CT DOC FAQs here.

While the sentenced prison population may have the highest risk of getting infected with COVID-19 due to exposure to large crowds and lack of essentials to maintain proper hygiene, anyone under arrest is at high risk of coronavirus. Prisoners sharing a cell at a local police department are not excluded from the possibility of getting the virus. Jail cells are small and often crowded and not sanitized.

Remember the entire United States is under emergency due to coronavirus. Read the CDC guidelines to watch for symptoms and keep yourself and loved ones healthy.

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COVID-19 in CT Prisons
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COVID-19 in CT Prisons
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Despite efforts from the CT Department of Corrections, COVID-19 cases continue to increase among inmates and corrections staff.
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