AZ Central: 517 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Tucson, nearly half of prison population there

AZ Central: 517 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Tucson, nearly half of prison population there. “The tests came after inmates at the Whetstone Unit staged a peaceful walkout on Thursday,July 23, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 inside the facility, according to a report by KOLD News 13 in Tucson. Inmates told staff they wanted to remain on lockdown and have their lunches delivered to them, according to KOLD. The 517 new cases is a 72% jump in the department’s identified COVID-19 cases.”