COVID-19 in state prisons: 'It's supposed to be a work camp, not a death camp'
September 27, 2020
When Antonio Lucio arrived at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita last month, he saw an environment where the coronavirus could spread quickly.
Lucio, who is serving a seven-year sentence for drug possession with intent to distribute, said he and several other inmates from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite were not tested for COVID-19 before being transferred to the minimum-security work camp in Vinita. He said he was assigned to a housing unit with inmates from different facilities, and masks and cleaning supplies were in short supply.
“They were just stockpili...