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Minnesota correctional facilities see first coronavirus cases


March 31, 2020


Nickey Robo stood on the roof of her vehicle, joined other activists who stayed mostly in their cars for social distancing, as the lined Summit Ave, honking horns outside the Governor's Residence in St Paul. The were calling for the release of high risk prisoners and ICE detainees from MN facilities to lower the chances of infection. ] GLEN STUBBE • Friday, March 27, 2020

An inmate at Moose Lake prison and a corrections officer at the Red Wing juvenile facility each tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, marking the first signs of an outbreak behind bars in Minnesota.

The inmate remains in isolation alongside three other prisoners he had close contact with in recent days, while the officer is recovering at home. Both infections have produced mild symptoms and don't require hospitalization.


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