• coronavirus November 11, 2021 7:45 pm

    60 Inmates, 8 Employees Test Positive for COVID Over 2 Days at Mass. Jail

    A Massachusetts jail is dealing with an outbreak of new COVID-19 cases among inmates and staff. Nearly 60 inmates and eight employees at the Middleton Jail have tested positive in two days, a spokesperson for the Essex County Sheriff’s Department told The Salem News on Wednesday. Inmates who test negative will still be brought to court, spokesperson Gretchen Grosky said. Just...

  • Middleton jail October 6, 2020 12:06 pm

    Over 100 Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at Middleton Jail

    More than 100 inmates at the Middleton Jail and House of Correction in Massachusetts tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, officials said Monday night. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department began mandatory COVID-19 testing of all inmates and employees at the jail on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, per the Massachusetts Health Department. Of the 889 inmate tests…

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