A cry for help from inmates caught in a coronavirus outbreak in Bridgewater

March 27th, 2020

By Andrea Estes and Vernal Coleman
March 27, 2020
Boston Globe

Fourteen inmates and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, but inmates say they have no way to protect themselves

He lives at the center of a coronavirus outbreak, one of the worst in Massachusetts.

But Glenn Christie doesn’t have the option of going into self-quarantine or even staying six feet away from other people. He’s under lockdown at the Massachusetts Treatment Center in Bridgewater in a 10-by-20 foot room with five other inmates who share communal toilets and showers.

And he’s getting scared, especially since one of his roommates was taken away with a fever and cough a few days ago, according to his lawyer. Ten inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in little more than a week, along with four staff members.

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