Inmate’s wife ‘completely surprised’ by removal of ban on in-person visits at Texas prisons
SAN ANTONIO – For the first time in a year, inmates at Texas prisons are being allowed to have in-person visits after a ban was imposed when the pandemic began last spring. Busby’s husband has been at the Dominguez State Jail since November 2019 for a parole violation. AdVisits at the state jail are done through glass windows. Busby said as she awaits her scheduled visit, she applauds the removal of the ban. “TDCJ has done a remarkable job turning around this visitation opportunity,” she said.
Dominguez State Jail has first inmate COVID-19 death
SAN ANTONIO – The father of the first inmate from the Dominguez State Jail to die of COVID-19 said his son’s death has had “a horrible impact” on his family. He said 51-year-old Paul Alexander Casiano was transferred June 23 from the Dominguez State Jail to a Galveston hospital after he was diagnosed with the new coronavirus. COVID-19 cases jump from 0 to 494 in one month at Dominguez State JailDoctors said COVID-19 was “a contributing factor” in Casiano’s death. So were conditions at the jail, according to the offender’s father. Casiano’s father said he feels conditions at the jail will almost certainly lead to more deaths.
COVID-19 cases jump from 0 to 494 in one month at Dominguez State Jail
SAN ANTONIO – In a matter of one month, the number of COVID-19 cases at the Dominguez State Jail outside San Antonio went from zero to 494, according to figures released this week by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. “The numbers at the Dominguez State Jail represent more information from mass testing of non-symptomatic offenders,” TDCJ said in a statement Wednesday. TDCJ began mass testing after seeing an increase in symptomatic offenders. Positive offenders are monitored closely by medical staff. Here’s what to do if someone in your household is COVID-19 positiveThe agency is also deploying additional disinfecting equipment throughout the state.
Positive COVID-19 cases increase significantly at Dominguez State Jail
Positive COVID-19 cases increase significantly at Dominguez State JailPublished: July 8, 2020, 6:08 pmAngry and worried, that’s how the wife of an inmate at the Dominguez state prison Is reacting to reports that positive COVID-19 numbers have soared significantly in one month.