‘Deeply disturbing’: LA prisoners filmed trying to catch coronavirus in hope of early release

Jumping to another incident captured on video, the sheriff described an even more aggressive attempt to pick up the infection. Same process as they did with the water bottle, but now they’re also sniffing out of a common mask.” The plan has not seen any of the filmed prisoners released early, but it did achieve its first objective: to spread the virus. As a result of this behaviour, from this particular module 21 inmates tested positive for Covid-19 within a week of these videos being taken.” The county has made ambitious efforts to protect inmates and reduce the risk of what could be a devastating outbreak in prisons, reducing its prison population by some 5,000 since the pandemic hit California. It has also reined in arrests, instructing police to issue citations instead whenever they can, and tested all inmates entering the prison system.