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Road Camp scare does not lead to more testing

Inweekly reported this morning that Escambia County Corrections suspended its inmate road crews after an inmate tested positive for COVID-19. Apparently the new case didn’t…

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More on COVID testing in the jail

In July, Inweekly received a letter signed by 53 female inmates in Escambia County’s work release building pleading to be tested. Last week, the inmates…

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Commissioners frustrated with lack of COVID testing at jail

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners learned only six inmates at the Escambia County Jail had been tested for COVID-19 a…

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Second COVID case shuts down Corrections road crews again

At 7:37 p.m. Sunday, Escambia County notified the media that Escambia County Corrections received a positive COVID-19 test result at its road camp. “As a…

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Escambia County Jail: ‘COVID-Land’

Inweekly interviewed Jessica Gomez, who was released from the county jail recently. She said that conditions in the main jail were unsafe and “unable to…

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Former inmate tests positive after leaving Escambia County Jail

Last night, WEAR TV reporter Renee Beninate interviewed a former Escambia County jail inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 after being released from the Escambia…

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BTW: Escambia County Jail tested three more prisoners

All three tests are pending… Next Board of County Commissioners meeting is next Thursday, Aug. 20. The total tests is 223. Make a guess what…

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Jail update: Gilley still has not increased COVID testing

“No citizen who’s incarcerated by Escambia County who asks for a test should be denied a test.” -Doug Underhill   A week ago, the Board…

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New COVID testing at Escambia County Jail fails to launch

Since Friday, Aug. 7, no prisoners at the Escambia County Jail have been tested, according to the county’s latest COVID update–despite assurances from the county…

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