Prison infections up with early release announcement coming
April 29, 2020
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Worried relatives are demanding that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly release some inmates to allow better social distancing to control the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, the corrections department said Wednesday, as an outbreak at one facility topped 150 cases and led to a second virus-related death.
Seventy-five members of staff at the Lansing Correction Facility have tested positive, amounting to 18% of the prison's workforce, according to data posted on the Kansas Department of Corrections' website. Fifteen of them have recovered and returned to work.