Yazoo City’s Correctional Complex currently has 25 inmates with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three staff members.
Family members of inmates have been contacting The Yazoo Herald in recent weeks with concerns about reports of the virus being present at the prison.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that 7 inmates and a staff member have tested positive in the FCI Medium facility, and 18 inmates and two staff members have tested positive in the FCI Low facility.
The Bureau of Prisons has implemented a plan that includes isolating inmates testing positive and other measures to protect staff and inmates.
More details will appear in our next edition.