Immigrant COVID-19 outbreak at private Mississippi prison bumps state virus numbers

Published 6:07 pm Friday, April 30, 2021

A COVID-19 outbreak at a private Mississippi prison housing immigrant detainees has caused a spike in state numbers.

Health officials in Adams County, Mississippi, began scratching their heads a bit this week after seeing statistics showing nearly 100 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in just three days’ time.

It turns out the outbreak is not in the community, but at the Adams County Correctional Center near Natchez.

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The facility is owned and operated by Core Civic and currently houses federal immigration detainees for ICE.

ICE’s website shows 241 confirmed cases under isolation and or monitoring.