As COVID-19 Cuts Deadly Path Through Indiana Prisons, Inmates Say Symptoms Ignored

  • 📰 NPR
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 55 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 25%
  • Publisher: 63%

United States Headlines News

United States Latest News,United States Headlines

29,000 inmates across the nation have tested positive for the coronavirus — of those, 415 prisoners have died. Prison officials in Indiana say their prisoners are getting medical attention, but inmates claim 'you must be almost dead to get outside help.'

On Tuesday, April 28 demonstrators outside Westville Correctional Facility protested conditions in the facility.Scottie Edwards died of COVID-19 just weeks before he would have gotten out of the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana.

Edwards was serving a 40-year sentence for attempting to kill someone in 2001. He would have been released to home detention on May 1, but died on April 13. The next day the Indiana Department of Correction sent out a statement that indicated Edwards' symptoms came on suddenly:"The offender, a male over the age of 70, who did not have indications of illness, reported experiencing chest pains and trouble breathing on Monday.

Since the start of the pandemic, prisoners and their families have contradicted state officials about the conditions inside Indiana prisons. Many inmates report they've had no way to protect themselves from close contact with other inmates and staff members. They believe contracting the disease is inevitable. Indeed, 85% percent of the prisoners tested at Westville have been positive for the virus. Many of them were housed in the same dorm as Edwards.

His fellow prisoners say Edwards couldn't even make it to see medical staff on his own — they pushed him in a wheelchair. Each time, he was sent back to his quarters.

Source: Healthcare Press (


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

Trump declares: 'Capital Punishment for all crimes, they should have behaved themselves,' Trump reportedly said to an underling.... 🙄

Just here to see all the pro life comments about how they should be left to die.

Inmates lives certainly do matter, and they cannot be left to die. On the flip side, let us hope that those same inmates might reconsider acts that will end them back in jail when they are released. And no, we shouldn't release dangerous criminals. We've seen that outcome.

So 0.014 percent of the prison population had died from corona and we should be concerned!! Y’all seriously need to adjust your headline. Hardly a “deadly path”

VP Pence country!

Why did a few celebrities get CV in the hype period of early March, but after that nothing?

Using these numbers the Case Fatality Rate for prisoners is only 1.4%. The nation as a whole has a CFR of 5.8%! I would love to have that explained.

So a .014 mortality rate...


Sadly, I think we found the only test group to uncover true statistics.

God bless Trumps leadership in protecting all Americans. His signing into law the First Step Act was a big step in the right direction. BLEXIT

ONLY when realDonaldTrump needs them, then after election, back they go for another 25 years to life. VOTE JoeBiden PRESIDENT 👍

Note to protestors, Try “offender” next time.”

That's right, and giving them masks won't help. They must be released

The good news is that they saved Manafort & Cohen, by letting them go home to serve their sentences. WTF

A much simpler solution would have been not to end up there to begin with, would it not?

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 96. in US

United States Latest News, United States Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

China's Wuhan says conducted 1,146,156 COVID-19 tests on May 23The city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 1,146,156 nucleic acid tests on May 23, the local health authority said on Sunday, compared with 1,470,950 tests a day earlier. I wouldn’t believe anything the puppy grillers say. They are lying.
Source: Reuters - 🏆 2. / 97 Read more »

Delirium is a lesser known symptom of COVID-19, longer hospital stay - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web.
Source: BusinessInsider - 🏆 729. / 51 Read more »

A second hairstylist potentially exposed 56 clients to Covid-19, officials sayTwo Missouri hairstylists potentially exposed 140 clients to coronavirus when they worked for up to eight days this month while symptomatic, health officials say Potentially? So they haven’t exposed any yet The key word is potentially could have been a lot of other sources for contracting it
Source: CNN - 🏆 4. / 95 Read more »

New York Times publishes the names of 1,000 people who died from Covid-19The New York Times has dedicated Sunday's front page and three inside pages to the names of 1,000 people who have died from coronavirus But I heard alot didnt die that way ? abdallahcnn Now do abortions.....per day....and year....then I might care. Do cancer next! Or starvation! NewYorkTimes
Source: CNN - 🏆 4. / 95 Read more »

Your COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Make You Sound Like A Dumba*sYour conspiracy theories aren't helping anyone, so shut up. Ok but lets get this one thing straight- people aren’t necessarily conspiracy theorists just because they have a different viewpoint. If a different view triggers you, then you might be a narcissist 🤷🏻‍♀️
Source: ScaryMommy - 🏆 116. / 63 Read more »

70 percent of Americans think economy is in poor shape during COVID-19 pandemic, poll suggestsThe percentage of Americans who approve of the President Trump's handling of the economy has fallen to its lowest level in months, according to the survey. I feel even once we recover from this pandemic people are going to find ways to spend less money. Example: Why spend all that money on a wedding and possibly lose it due to a pandemic? Because now we don’t know what’s around the corner. Never did.
Source: Newsweek - 🏆 468. / 52 Read more »