Posted in Escambia County

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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Posted in Escambia County Health

County jail to test any inmate wanting it

Over the weekend, County Administrator Janice Gilley informed the commissioners by email that Corrections Chief Rich Powell has requested medical staff to “prepare for administrating…

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Posted in Health

Commissioners tell county administrator to test inmates

At their agenda review yesterday, several Escambia County commissioners spoke out in support of the county allowing inmates and staff at the county jail to…

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Posted in Politics

Escambia’s pregnant inmates face increased COVID risks

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly The prospects of COVID can be frightening. All the more so if you’re pregnant. And perhaps even more so if you’re…

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Posted in Health Jail

Buzz: Jail tales continue

Escambia County Jail prisoners and their loved ones continue to reach out to Inweekly. The buzz is the kitchen at the facility has had several…

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Posted in Health Jail

Two more inmates test positive for COVID

The COVID testing “plan” for the Escambia County Jail continues to come up with more positives. This week the county has only tested two prisoners…

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Escambia County Jail only tests 13 prisoners in past seven days

The Escambia County has clamped down on testing prisoners for COVID-19 at its county jail. From July 1-27, the county tested 197 inmates – around…

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County denies COVID issues in jail; Commissioner calls for all inmates to be tested

The corrections chief for Escambia County says he found no COVID issues in Dorm 2 of the county’s work release facility, except for one complaint…

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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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