Kansas prison locked down due to 2nd COVID-19 outbreak
August 13, 2020
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prison has been locked down due to a coronavirus outbreak affecting nearly 100 inmates and staff at the facility, the government announced Wednesday.
Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda said none of the 84 inmates and 10 staff members at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility who tested positive this week are showing symptoms. Fifteen inmates and seven staff members previously tested positive at the prison, which houses about 1,880 men.
Some inmates will remain locked in their cells because of the new outbreak, while others will be relocat...