This article was sent to me by great attorney, Steve Hampton. If you know anyone with a good claim against D O C or their “health care” provider, have that person call Steve. This report no doubt is true, though D O C denies it; they have a long history of lying like hell.
Excerpts from the Article:
“This needs to be heard, it’s not right. And I can’t sit back and watch it any longer I can’t be a part of it anymore,” said a Sussex County Correctional Institue employee.
SCI employees are speaking out saying enough is enough. After seeing what they say is “inhumane” treatment of inmates behind prison walls amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Some of them had high temperatures, no Tylenol had been given to them for days, they have been asking,” said an employee.
“We treat POWs better than that,” said another employee.
Afraid to lose their jobs, these employees have asked to remain anonymous. But they tell 47 ABC between the facility allegedly not having enough PPE for their staff or following sanitation protocols, something needed to be done.
“They went four days without getting an outfit, they were wearing the same dirty clothes, they wouldn’t do their laundry, they’re not getting commissary which means you’re not getting proper hygiene products,” said the employee.
Employees are also alleging these facilities are at max capacity and inmates don’t even get a chance to go outside. “They are at max capacity, they’re all smashed in there like sardines, they don’t get to go outside to go to rec.”
But DOC officials say there’s plenty of space for inmates and only those who’ve tested positive for the virus have*to stay inside for health reasons.
Recently the ACLU of Delaware called for universally-available testing and PPE following the department of correction’s announcement that more than 300 inmates at SCI tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement, they said, “The pandemic is not abating any time soon, and we must begin to prepare for a long term fight to prevent its spread.”