COVID-19

COVID-19/Coronavirus & Connecticut Criminal Courts

On 07/28/2020, the Connecticut Judicial Department posted the following update of the operational status of Superior Courts for criminal and juvenile court matters.

Connecticut Criminal Courts

Domestic Violence Cases - Family Services staff are contacting domestic violence defendants and victims via telephone to complete matters previously referred for Assessment and Pre-Trial Supervision. These reports are sent to the State’s Attorney by way of a secure email box for the defendant’s next scheduled court date.

Nolle Prosequi/Prosecution Declined Docket - A “nolle and prosecution declined” docket has been established. The State’s Attorney provides a list each week of charges to be nolled to the clerk’s office for docketing. The defendant and/or defense counsel’s presence is not required, and a notice of disposition is sent through the clerk’s offices. This docket is heard every Wednesday. Notification to attorneys who filed appearances on cases scheduled for this docket will be notified through e-services.

Probable Cause Finding - All probable cause requests and orders are now conducted via email. The law enforcement agency emails the finding of probable cause request to the on-call judge. The judge makes her or his finding on the form electronically and emails the form back to law enforcement.

Arraignments - Criminal courts are using video conferencing to allow for social distancing during arraignments. The participants in the criminal arraignments (the state’s attorneys, the public defenders, and the bail staff, and private counsel) are all able to appear before the court and present information remotely via video conference from within their offices. Those individuals with new criminal charges also appear remotely before the court by video conference, either from the lockup or from a second courtroom with appropriate social distancing guidelines established. Private defense counsel appear with their clients.

Hearings on Competency to Stand Trial - The criminal courts are also proceeding on 54-56d matters (competency to stand trial) by way of video conferencing, which allows for the transition of individuals with mental health issues to be placed back in a community setting with appropriate mental health care set up for them by the forensic evaluation team.

Juridical Pretrial Conferences - The criminal courts are conducting remote pre-trial conferences with a focus on cases in which a person is detained in custody on a pretrial matter. The court conducts remote meetings with a judge, a prosecutor, and the defense attorney using the Microsoft Teams platform, to see if an agreement can be reached in these matters. If a plea agreement is reached, it will be docketed for a plea and disposition hearing. Remote hearings, including pleas and sentencings, for incarcerated individuals are being held using Remote Justice – Virtual Court technology on the Microsoft Teams platform and Video Conferencing on the Cisco platform.

Connecticut Juvenile-Delinquency Courts

Juvenile delinquency courts are using video conferencing (Cisco DX80) to allow for social distancing during arraignments. The participants in the court hearings (the state’s attorneys, public defenders, and juvenile probation staff) are all able to appear before the court and present information remotely via video conference from within their offices.

Those juveniles also appear remotely before the court by video conference, either from a juvenile detention center or from a designated area near the courtroom with appropriate social distancing guidelines established.

Delinquency pretrials, status conferences, and judicial pretrial conferences are being conducted with judges, prosecutors, public defenders, private defense counsel, and juvenile probation staff participating remotely through Microsoft Teams. On the papers agreements are being ruled on, and if necessary, a remote hearing is being scheduled.

Clinical Coordinators are working remotely to provide forensic clinical assessments for juveniles in detention and juvenile hearings are being conducted remotely.

Until later, take care, be well, and stay safe.

Priority 1 Essential Functions

While most Connecticut courts are open during this pandemic, since March 16 they have been operating with skeleton crews and only handling what have been identified as “Priority 1 Essential Functions.” Those functions vary by court, criminal court vs juvenile court vs family court vs civil court vs housing court, etc.

In criminal courts, Priority 1 Essential Functions are limited to arraignments in only two situations.

  • First, people arrested on domestic violence (DV) charges who must be presented in court the next business day after arrest.
  • Second, arraignments for other new (non-DV) arrests but only if the person arrested was held in custody because he or she could not post bail at the police station.

All other normal criminal court functions like, pretrial conferences, hearings on diversionary program applications or motions, jury selection, and trials, are currently suspended until further notice. The judicial branch appears to be assessing conditions and making court scheduling decisions in two-week increments. For now and until at least mid-April, Connecitcut courts will be handling only Priority 1 Essential Functions.

If you are arrested and released on a written promise to appear, a non-surety bond, or a bail bond you posted with the police, you will be given a continuance date. Those continuance dates will be subject to change as conditions relating to the COVID-19/Coronavirus change. You should check for changes to your continuance date on the judicial branch website or call your criminal defense lawyer.

Please take notice, due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, starting Monday, March 30, 2020, the Judicial District (JD) of Litchfield, Geographical Area (GA) 11 in Danielson and GA 19 in Rockville courthouses will be temporarily closed until further notice.

  • Cases that would have been handled in JD Litchfield are being transferred to GA 4 at 400 Grand Street in Waterbury.
  • Cases that would have been handled in JD Windham or GA 11 are being transferred to JD New London at 70 Huntington Street in New London.
  • Cases that would have been handled in JD Tolland or GA 19 are being transferred to GA 14 at 101 Lafayette Street in Hartford.

Hours of operation for courthouses that remain open will be:

  • 9 AM to 5 PM on Mondays starting on March 30
  • 9 AM to 1 PM Tuesdays through Fridays starting March 31

The following courthouses will remain open until further notice:

  • Ansonia-Milford JD/GA 22 at 14 West River Street in Milford (203) 877-4293
  • JD Fairfield at 1061 Main Street in Bridgeport (203) 579-6527 (Cases that would have been handled at GA 3 in Bridgeport have been transferred to JD Fairfield.)
  • JD Hartford/GA 14 at 101 Lafayette Street in Hartford (860) 566-1630
  • JD Middlesex/GA 9 at 1 Court Street in Middletown (860) 343-6400
  • JD New Britain/GA 15 at 20 Franklin Square in New Britain (860) 515-5180
  • JD New Haven at 235 Church Street in New Haven (203) 503-6800 (Cases that would have been handled in GA 23 have been transferred to JD New Haven.)
  • JD New London at 70 Huntington Street in New London (860) 443-5363 (Cases that would have been handled in GA 10 in New London, GA 21 in Norwich, GA 11 and JD Windham in Danielson have been transferred to JD New London.)
  • JD Stamford/Norwalk and GA 1 at 123 Hoyt Street in Stamford (203) 965-5308
  • JD Waterbury/GA 4 at 400 Grand Street in Waterbury (203) 236-8100 (Cases that would have been handled in JD Danbury have been transferred to JD Waterbury.)
  • Hartford Superior Court for Juvenile Matters at 920 Broad Street in Hartford (860) 244-7900
  • Bridgeport Superior Court for Juvenile Matters at 60 Housatonic Avenue in Bridgeport (203) 579-6544
  • Supreme Court Building at 231 Capitol Avenue in Hartford (860) 757-2200
  • Appellate Court at 75 Elm Street in Hartford (860) 757-2200

The Law Office of Jerome Paun will continue to post updates here as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, be well and stay safe.

Connecticut Criminal Court & DOC Update

06/12/2020: DOC reports only nine prisoners have COVID-19 symptoms. A total of 183 prisoners incarcerated at Bridgeport (58), Hartford (57), and New Haven (68) CC are now reported without COVID-19 symptoms. A chart of the number of prisoners tested, treated, and returned to their original prisons follows. Sadly, seven inmates died from COVID-19.

Covid-19 Statistics

Nine DOC staff members are currently still recovering from COVID-19 infections. It appears the worst of COVID-19 in Connecticut jails is over, at least for now.

05/29/2020 DOC reported that 853 prisoners have contracted COVID-19. Of those, 522 have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. Seven have died. Only 39 inmates remain in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers with no new transfers last Friday.

No cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Garner CI, Manson Youth Institution, or York CI.

Of the 380 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, 355 have been medically cleared and returned to work.

05/22/2020 at 2 PM, DOC reported a total of 789 prisoners have contracted COVID-19. Six have died and 507 have been medically cleared and returned to the jails they came from. Forty are currently in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Two were transferred there yesterday; one from Brooklyn CI and one from Osborn CI. Though the number of inmates contracting the virus continues to grow, the number in the isolation unit continues to decline. There have been no reported COVID-19 cases at Mansfield Youth Institution, Garner CI, and York CI.

05/15/2020 2 PM, the DOC announced that 598 prisoners have contracted COVID-19. Six have died and 444 have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails after treatment in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. The number of inmates housed in the isolation unit continues to shrink, down to 66 with only three new admissions on Friday; one each from Osborn CI, Bridgeport CC, and Corrigan-Radgowski CC.

05/12/2020 - DOC reported only one new case of COVID-19! That's the lowest number of new cases of COVID-19 since DOC began reporting and brings the total number of inmates who've contracted the virus to 526. The prisoner who contracted the coronavirus was transferred from Robinson CI to the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers today; bringing the total housed there now to 81. Four-hundred nineteen (419) prisoners have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails.

05/11/2020 - While the number of COVID-19 infected prisoners continues to rise, the number housed in the DOC isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers continues to decrease. Only two prisoners were transferred there today, both from Osborn CI.

According to the DOC, as of this afternoon, 525 inmates have contracted COVID-19 but those housed at Northern CI has dropped to 84, the lowest level there since inception of the isolation unit. While six prisoners have died, 409 who contracted COVID-19 have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails.

Of 366 DOC staff members who contracted the virus, 220 have been medically cleared and returned to work.

05/09/2020 - DOC reports the number of prisoners who've contracted COVID-19 has broken the 500 mark at 505. The number of inmates who have died from COVID-19 remains at six but 359 have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails.

Meanwhile, the number of inmates housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers has dropped to its lowest level since its inception, down to 90. Twenty (20) prisoners who contracted COVID-19 were transferred to Northern CI yesterday; ten from Osborn CI, six from Robinson CI, two from Cheshire CI, and two from Corrigan-Radgowski CC. Still, no COVID-19 cases reported at Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, and York CI.

Of 365 DOC staff members who contracted the coronavirus, 215 have been medically cleared and returned to work.

Update 5/7:  DOC announced the lowest number of inmates housed in its isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers since it was established last month. As of this afternoon, 97 prisoners are housed there with no new transfers to the isolation unit today. So far, 484 prisoners have contracted COVID-19 and 345 have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. Sadly, six have died.

Of 361 DOC staff members who've contracted COVID-19, over half (214) have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 5/6: DOC reports seven new cases of COVID-19 transfers from other jails to the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers today. Three transferred from Osborn CI, two from Robinson CI, one from Cheshire CI, and one from Corrigan-Radgowski CC. Even with those seven new transfers, there are now just 100 prisoners in the isolation unit, an increase of only one from yesterday's low of 99.

The total number of prisoners who contracted COVID-19 now stands at 478. The inmate death toll remains at six and 336 prisoners have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, and York CI are still reporting no COVID-19 cases.

Of 357 DOC staff members who have contracted COVID-19, 157 have been medically cleared and returned to work.

Update 5/5: at 2 PM DOC reported that another one bites the dust bringing the total of dead prisoners due to COVID-19 to six.

So far 471 inmates have contracted COVID-19, up from 450 reported yesterday but the number housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers has again dropped, now down to 99. Fifteen prisoners who contracted COVID-19 were transferred there today: seven from Osborn CI, three from Willard-Cybulski CI, three from Corrigan-Radgowski CC, one from Robinson CI, and one from New Haven CC.

Three-hundred twenty-seven (327) inmates have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. Still no reported cases in Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, and York CI.

Of 356 DOC staff members who've contracted COVID-19 156, less than half, have been medically cleared and returned to work.

Update 5/4: As of 2 PM 05/04/2020, two more prisoners have died in Connecticut jails from COVID-19 bringing the total dead to five.

The number of inmates who have contracted COVID-19 is also still rising, now up to 450. Those housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers continues to fall, now down to 116 with no inmates transferred from other jails to Northern today. Three-hundred fourteen (314) inmates who were transferred to Northern CI for isolation have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. No coronavirus cases have been reported in Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, or York CI.

Of 350 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, 154 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 5/3:The number of prisoners and DOC staff that has contracted COVID-19 continues to rise but maybe more slowly! DOC reports that of 449 inmates who have contracted the virus, 126 are now housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers; that's down from a high reported housed there on April 27. Only one prisoner was transferred there today, from Osborn CI. Almost 300 prisoners, 297 to be precise, have been medically cleared and have been returned to their original jails.

Still, no inmates with coronavirus in Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, or York CI and the same three prisoner deaths as previously reported.

A total of 338 DOC staff members have contracted COVID-19 with 154 of them having been medically cleared and returned to work.

Update 5/1: DOC was still reporting just the three inmate COVID-19 deaths.

Of 443 prisoners who've contracted COVID-19, 132 are currently housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Eleven inmates were transferred there on May 1; four each from Osborne CI and Robinson CI, and one each from Willard-Cybulski CI, Corrigan-Radgowski CC, and New Haven CC. Two-hundred eighty (280) prisoners who contracted the Coronavirus have been medically cleared and have been returned to their original jails.

Still, no COVID-19 cases reported in Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI or York CI.

Of 335 DOC staff members who've contracted COVID-19, 151 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 4/29: As of this afternoon, 04/29/2020, DOC has reported the third inmate COVID-19 death. That's the second one in five days! The number of Coronavirus infected prisoners has broken the 400 mark, swelling to 417. Of those, 132 are housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Twenty-four were transferred there today: 15 from Osborne CI, 3 from Robinson CI, 3 from Corrigan-Radgowski CC, and one each from Bridgeport CC, New Haven CC, and Cheshire CI. No Coronavirus cases still in Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, or York CI.

DOC reports 242 prisoners who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails.

Of 326 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, 148 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 4/28: Yesterday, 4/27/2020, the Connecticut DOC announced the death of a second prisoner from COVID-19. It also, announced that as of yesterday afternoon, 382 inmates have contracted the virus. Of those, 158 are housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Seven inmates were transferred there yesterday; one each from Bridgeport CC, Brooklyn CI, Cheshire CI, Corrigan-Radgowski CC, New Haven CC, and two from Osborne CI.

The DOC reported that 209 prisoners who had contracted the Coronavirus have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. There are still no reports of prisoners with COVID-19 in Manson Youth Institution, Garner CI, or York CI.

The number of DOC staff members who have contracted COVID-19 continues to dramatically rise, now reported to be 310. Of those, 93 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 4/27: As of this afternoon, DOC announced that 338 inmates had contracted COVID-19. Of those, 140 are housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. A total of 23 prisoners have been transferred there today. Eight transferred from Bridgeport CC, two from New Haven CC, two from Corrigan-Radgowski, and 11 from Carl Robinson CI.

One-hundred sixty-one (161) inmates have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. No prisoners in York CI, Garner CI, or Manson Youth Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. Still, only one death reported.

Of 256 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, 39 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

As of yesterday, the Judicial Branch announced until further notice no one will be able to enter Connecticut courthouses without a facemask.

As of yesterday afternoon, DOC announced that 321 inmates had contracted COVID-19. Of those, 152 are housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. A total of ten prisoners, three from Bridgeport CC, three from New Haven CC, two from Corrigan-Radgowski, and one each from Hartford CC, Carl Robinson CI, and Willard-Cybulski CI, have been transferred there.

One-hundred forty-nine (149) inmates have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. No prisoners in York CI, Garner CI, or Manson Youth Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. Still, only one death reported.

Of 244 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, 33 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

As of 4/21: Of the 308 prisoners in Connecticut jails who've contracted COVID-19, DOC reported 170 are housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Four more were transferred there yesterday; one each from Bridgeport CC, New Haven CC, Carl Robinson CI, and Osborne CI.

One-hundred twenty-seven (127) inmates have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails. Still, only one death reported.

No COVID-19 cases have been reported in York CI, Garner CI, or Manson Youth Institution.

Of 222 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, 31 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 4/20: Connecticut DOC is reporting another substantial increase of prisoners and staff contracting COVID-19.

Of 293 inmates who have contracted COVID-19, 183 are still housed in the isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Ten were transferred there today; six from Bridgeport CC, three from Willard-Cybulski CI, and one from Corrigan-Radgowski CC.

One-hundred and one (101) inmates have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails.

Two-hundred and two (202) DOC staff members have also contracted COVID-19 with 28 of them being medically cleared and returned to work.

Thankfully, only one inmate has died so far.

Update 4/17: DOC reports 246 prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 152 are now housed in the Northern CI isolation unit. Sixty-seven inmates who tested positive have since been medically cleared and returned to the jails they came from. Only one is reported to have died.

Eighteen inmates were transferred to Northern CI from other facilities today. Of those, six were transferred from Willard-Cybulski CI, three from Carl Robinson CI, three from Osborne CI, three from New Haven CC, one from Bridgeport CC, one from Corrigan-Radgowski CC, and one from Hartford CC.

The DOC reports no prisoners in Garner CI, Manson Youth Institution, or York CI have contracted COVID-19.

Of the 165 DOC staff members who have contracted COVID-19, 19 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 4/16: Connecticut DOC is reporting a substantial increase of inmates who have contracted COVID-19. As of today, 227 prisoners have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Of those, 145 are currently housed in the isolation unit of Northern CI in Somers. Only one has died to date.

A total of 21 inmates are being transferred to Northern CI today; seven from Corrigan-Radgowski CC, six from Osborn CI, four from New Haven CC, three from Bridgeport CC, and one from Carl Robinson CI.

No inmates in Garner CI, Manson Youth Institution, and York CI have tested positive for COVID-19.

Fifty-five prisoners who had tested positive have been medically cleared and returned to their original jails.

Of 157 DOC staff members who tested positive for Coronavirus, 10 have been medically cleared and have returned to work.

Update 4/15: Connecticut Judicial Branch has announced that all jury trials have been postponed indefinitely until further notice despite calls to report for jury duty still being automatically sent.

Update 4/15: On April 13, 2020, the first inmate in Connecticut DOC custody died of COVID-19. The dead prisoner was reported to be a male in his 60s who suffered from preexisting health conditions when he entered DOC custody in March of last year. Though eligible for discretionary release, he remained in DOC custody until his death because he had no suitable place to go from jail.

As of 2 PM yesterday, DOC announced that in addition to the death of the inmate, of the 182 prisoners have contracted COVID-19, 108 are being housed in its isolation unit at Northern CI in Somers. Forty-five inmates who had contracted COVID-19 have been medically cleared and returned to their original prison facilities. The DOC has not disclosed where the remaining 29 inmates who have contracted COVID-19 are being housed.

Of the 118 DOC staff members who contracted COVID-19, four have been medically cleared and returned to duty.

Update 4/10: As of 4/9/2020 at 2 PM, Connecticut DOC reported it had tested 143 prisoners for COVID-19. Of those, 61 tested positive while 16 tested negative. The others are awaiting test results.

DOC is continuing to transfer infected prisoners to its isolation unit at Northern Correctional Institution (CI) in Somers. As of yesterday, there were 47 inmates incarcerated there, up from 35 the day before.

Correspondingly, there are fewer infected inmates in other jails. Bridgeport and Hartford Correctional Centers (CC) each have six infected prisoners while New Haven CC and Osborne CI have one each, for a total of 14 infected prisoners who've not yet been transferred to Northern CI.

Fifty-five DOC staff members have also tested positive for COVID-19.

Update 4/9: Of the 124 Connecticut prisoners tested so far, 46 have tested positive for COVID-19 with 15 testing negative. The rest are awaiting test results.

To limit the spread of Coronavirus in its populations, effective April 8, 2020, DOC began transferring inmates who test positive for COVID-19 to an isolation unit at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut. DOC reports that 35 COVID-19 infected prisoners are now incarcerated there.

As a result of those transfers, the number of infected inmates still incarcerated in jails other than Northern CI has been dramatically reduced. For example, Corrigan-Radgowski CC which had 19 infected prisoners two days ago now has none.

DOC reports that 52 of its staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Update 4/8: Yesterday, April 7, 2020, DOC reported the largest daily increase of positive tests for COVID-19. Of 111 prisoners tested (up from 78 the day before), 44 have tested positive (more than double the 21 testing positive the day before), 19 tested negative, and the remainder presumably awaiting test results.

Especially remarkable is that of 20 prisoners tested in Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center, 19 tested positive for COVID-19 with only one testing negative.

Forty-one DOC staff members have now tested positive, an increase of nine positive tests from the day before.

Update 4/6: As of 2 PM on April 6, 2020, DOC is reporting that of 78 prisoners tested for COVID-19, 21 have tested positive for coronavirus, 16 have tested negative, and the remainder presumably awaiting test results. Thirty-two DOC staff members have also tested positive.

Update 4/4: The Office of Adult Probation is closed until further notice! Probation clients need not physically report to probation offices unless a probation officer has authorized a visit.

Update 4/4: Beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2020, all of the remaining open courthouses will be closed on Tuesdays until further notice. Beginning Thursday, April 16, 2020, all of the remaining open courthouses will be closed on Thursdays until further notice. This means that all Connecticut courthouses will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of April 13, 2020.

Update 4/4: As of April 2, 2020, JD/Ansonia-Milford in Milford has been temporarily closed until further notice with its cases transferred to JD/Fairfield at 1061 Main Street in Bridgeport. Similarly, JD/Middlesex in Middletown has been temporarily closed with its cases transferred to JD/New Britain at 20 Franklin Square in New Britain.

Update 4/2: As of 2 PM this afternoon (4/2/2020), DOC is reporting 53 inmates have been tested for COVID-19 with eight positive test results. Additionally, 16 DOC staff have tested positive."

Update 4/2: The Connecticut DOC is not testing newly admitted inmates for COVID-19 but it is quarantining them for 14 days. Inmates who have COVID-19 symptoms or have had a known exposure to the coronavirus are being tested and isolated for treatment.

Update 4/2: Though the DOC has not yet reported this on its website, WFSB News reports that five inmates at the Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution in Enfield, Connecticut have tested positive for COVID-19. All five have been isolated from the general population and are being treated. To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, the entire jail is under lockdown status until further notice. Meanwhile, at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville, Connecticut, where two inmates who were previously confirmed infected with COVID-19 are being treated, eight more have been tested and are awaiting test results. Corrigan-Rogowski is also under lockdown until further notice.

Update 4/1: Due to a courthouse employee testing positive for COVID-19, on March 31, the Stamford courthouse was ordered closed until further notice for deep cleaning. All cases, including criminal cases, in that courthouse, have been transferred to JD/Fairfield at 1061 Main Street in Bridgeport.

Update 3/31: As of this afternoon (3/31/2020) DOC is reporting that 37 inmates have now been tested with two testing positive for COVID-19. Both have been segregated from the general prison population for treatment and safety. At least one, if not both, of the inmates who tested positive, is incarcerated in Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center.

Update 3/30: As of March 27, 2020, the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) reported that three staff members have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Currently, DOC is reporting that of 12 inmates tested, none have tested positive.

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