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A Super-Spreader Jail Keeps Sparking COVID Outbreaks Across the U.S.

A Super-Spreader Jail Keeps Sparking COVID Outbreaks Across the U.S.

When the coronavirus hit the jail, he was moved along with at least eight other Grady prisoners to the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Nearly eight months into the pandemic, the Grady County Jail has earned a reputation as a super-spreader, linked to outbreaks at federal institutions across the country. More than 445 prisoners (over 75% of the women housed at Waseca) became infected after a bus carrying Grady County prisoners arrived in late August. According to a Waseca staff member and prisoner who spoke with VICE News, four women have been hospitalized and dozens remain severely ill inside the prison. Things at Waseca were calm, Lacey said, until the Grady prisoners and two other buses arrived.

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