Texas Tribune: Incarcerated Texans enlisted to work in county morgue as COVID-19 deaths overwhelm El Paso

Texas Tribune: Incarcerated Texans enlisted to work in county morgue as COVID-19 deaths overwhelm El Paso. “The morgue in El Paso is so overwhelmed by the number of people dying from COVID-19 that inmates from the county’s detention facility are being brought in to assist with the overflow of bodies awaiting autopsy. While the work these inmates do in the community typically goes unpaid, Chris Acosta, a spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, said ‘trustees refused to work unless they were compensated.’ They’re making $2 per hour.”

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