Missouri Mass Tests Prisons For Coronavirus
Missouri recently completed coronavirus testing for all of the more than 32,000 people incarcerated or working in its state prisons.
The results of mass testing revealed a 50% spike in previously undiagnosed cases among the prison population. But it also showed that the rate of COVID-19 among inmates in Missouri Department of Corrections facilities is lower than the rate for the state’s population as a whole.
Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe, who also is the new president of the national Correctional Leaders Association.
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