November 27, 2020
According to this article at Business Insider, more than 200 incarcerated people and personnel in the Texas prison system have died of COVID-19 since March. Among the 190 prison inmates who died from the coronavirus, some 102 of them had been eligible for parole. And 80% of those who died in jail had not been convicted of a crime.
Meanwhile, inmates at an El Paso prison are being used to help stack the corpses of COVID-19 victims. El Paso County has an estimated 34,000 active cases and has set up 10 mobile morgues to store the overflow of the dead. The inmates are being paid $2 an hour for the work.