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Female prisoners denied COVID tests: ‘Please help us, we do not have a voice’

Inweekly has received a letter signed by 53 female inmates in Escambia County’s work release building, pleading: “Please help us, we do not have a…

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Escambia County Jail: COVID Hell

“People – parents and loved ones – need to be concerned about family members in the jail.” The Escambia County Jail has become a COVID-19…

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County Jail: Sewage, dry cereal, Sam’s Club ponchos

During the Friday, July 10 presser, Corrections Chief Powell praised his jail protocols for discovering the infections among inmates. Powell said, “The biggest thing is…

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Escambia County Jail has 86% positivity rate in latest round of COVID tests

“As of today, 132 inmates have been tested at the Escambia County jail for COVID-19. Currently, there are 71 positive cases, 12 negative cases and 49…

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Breaking news: 12 corrections staff tested positive

When questioned by the Escambia County commissioners, Escambia County Corrections Chief Rich Powell said that he currently has 12 employees that have tested positive for…

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County makes offer for jail site

by Duwayne Escobedo… After more than two years of haggling about where to rebuild a jail destroyed by flooding in April 2014, the five-member Escambia…

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Simmons: Jail infirmary takes care of all 1,483 prisoners, regardless where housed

Assistant County Administrator Chip Simmons called to clarify that the jail infirmary at the Escambia County Main Jail takes care of medical issues of all…

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Escambia Main Jail capacity 812, not 1,400

When the daily newspaper writes about the deaths in the Escambia County Jail, the reporters quote Margaret Noonan, a statistician for the Bureau of Justice…

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Another jail death

This morning I received a phone call regarding another death in the jail infirmary. Alfred Wesley,63, was found unresponsive in by infirmary staff during an…

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