Mississippi prison reports detained immigrant has COVID-19 as immigrant cases on rise across nation
Published 11:29 am Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus are on the increase among immigration detention facilities across the country as officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement respond to the spread of the virus.
On Monday, ICE reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 among detainees in Mississippi at the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez.
As of Monday, 72 detainees have confirmed cases of COVID-19 among those in ICE custody. The number of confirmed cases have increased significantly in one week from the 6 cases reported in April 6. The numbers are reported on the ICE website at ice.gov/coronavirus.
In addition to detainees, ICE reported 19 cases of COVID-19 among ICE employees at detention centers and 72 cases of COVID-19 among ICE employees not assigned to detention facilities.
Of note, 11 ICE employees at the Alexandria Staging Facility in Alexandria, Louisiana have confirmed cases of the virus.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases among those in ICE custody include:
- 1 detainee in Adams County Correctional Center (Natchez, MS)
- 2 detainees in Bergen County Jail (Hackensack, NJ)
- 7 detainees in Buffalo Federal Detention Facility (Buffalo, NY)
- 7 detainees in Elizabeth Detention Center (Elizabeth, NJ)
- 2 detainees in Essex County Correctional Facility (Newark, NJ)
- 6 detainees in Florence Detention Center (Florence, AZ)
- 5 detainees in Hudson County Jail (Kearny, NJ)
- 1 detainee in IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility (Livingston, TX)
- 1 detainee in Irwin County Detention Center (Ocilla, GA)
- 1 detainee in Krome Detention Center (Miami, FL)
- 2 detainees in La Palma Correctional Facility (Eloy, AZ)
- 2 detainees in LaSalle Correctional Center (Olla, LA)
- 12 detainees in Otay Mesa Detention Center (San Diego, CA)
- 1 detainee in Otero County Processing Center (Chaparral, NM)
- 1 detainee in Richwood Correctional Center (Monroe, LA)
- 5 detainees in Pike County Correctional Facility (Hawley, PA)
- 2 detainees in Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center (Pine Prairie, LA)
- 3 detainees in Pulaski County Detention Center (Ullin, IL)
- 2 detainees in St. Clair County Jail (Huron, MI)
- 6 detainees in Stewart Detention Center (Lumpkin, GA)
- 1 detainee in Winn Correctional Center (Winnfield, LA)
- 1 detainee in York County Prison (York, PA)
- 1 ICE detainee at local hospital (Miami, FL)