After beforehand not sharing numbers, Racine County Jail is now telling attorneys about COVID instances | Crime and Courts

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After previously not sharing numbers, Racine County Jail is now telling attorneys about COVID cases | Crime and Courts

“We continue to evaluate the inmates and staff on a 24/7 basis,” Friend said. “Transmission rates in Wisconsin are going through the roof. Unfortunately the jail, its staff, the contractors and professional visitors coming in and out of this facility on a daily basis are not immune to this situation our state finds itself in. Cases are rising in our community, with our staff and with our inmate population.”

Also, as of Tuesday, 16 of the jail’s dayrooms in three separate wings were placed in “Isolation.” When that happens, no inmates are allowed out, including for court hearings. When this happens, the court system slows down more than it already is, which can lead to people being stuck in jail longer and increases court costs.