Gov. Little statement on first confirmed case in prison

Wednesday June 24, 2020

The following statement can be attributed to Governor Brad Little:

“On Wednesday afternoon I was informed that an inmate at the Idaho State Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19. As one of the last states to have a confirmed coronavirus case in our inmate population, the Idaho Department of Correction has had several months to prepare for a positive case and take the necessary precautions to reduce the likelihood of spread. The health and safety of the inmates in the state’s custody, as well as the state employees who work with them, is paramount. I am confident that the plan IDOC has in place will meet the health and safety needs of all at IDOC.”

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