California Prison Transfer Led to Dozens of Deaths and Endangered Thousands – State Watchdog

February 2, 2021
Abene Clayton

Covid crisis report from office of the inspector general finds concerns of healthcare staff over May transfer were ignored.

A hastily executed transfer of nearly 200 people in California’s prison system set off a public health disaster that endangered the lives of thousands of prisoners and staff and led to dozens of deaths, according to a new report from the state’s office of the inspector general (OIG).

The report published on Monday, the third in a series examining the Covid-19 catastrophe in California state prisons, details the circumstances of a May 2020 transfer of 189 people from the California Institute for Men (CIM) in Chino, California, to San Quentin state prison in the Bay Area and Corcoran state prison in the Central Valley.

California Prison Transfer Led to Dozens of Deaths and Endangered Thousands – State Watchdog

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