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York prison under quarantine status amid coronavirus outbreak

York prison under quarantine status amid coronavirus outbreak


The prison in York is on quarantine status because of a COVID-19 outbreak among inmates and staff.

The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women has suspended visitations and is isolating those who have tested positive for the virus, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

The prison has offered testing to all women living at the facility and about 45% have accepted so far, Corrections Director Scott Frakes said in a news release.

The facility, with 275 beds, also has five children who live with 10 women in its nursery nursery program. Women with children are housed in a separate area. 

All 10 state prisons resumed their inmate visitation programs last week, but Frakes said visits may be suspended if cases climb at other facilities.

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