MIDLAND, TX – An inmate inside of the Midland County Jail says that conditions in the jail have become awful due to a coronavirus outbreak.
According to CBS7, on October 1, 152 inmates in the Midland County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. San Angelo LIVE previously reported that the jail had 80 inmates and 8 jailers test positive on September 29. Here is the original story: Dangerous COVID-19 Outbreak at Midland County Detention Center
Now that the original number has almost doubled, an unidentified inmate claims conditions inside the jail have become very harsh.
The inmate claims that the sick inmates, including himself, have been placed in "sick dorms" to quarantine. In his dorm, the inmate told CBS7 that there are 60 to 75 people and that there are four different dorms.
Besides the high congested area, the inmate says that sick inmates are not getting the proper care they need. He claims that the staff is refusing to hand out over-the-counter pain killers or fever reducers like Tylenol or aspirin. He claims that 6 inmates from his dorm have been taken to the hospital but Midland Memorial Hospital has not reported any inmates being checked in.