Who did your neighbors vote for? Finally, the Beto Unit, a men’s prison near Tennessee Colony with a maximum capacity of 3,471, reported 3,356 inmates in medical restriction. “The point of a lock-down is to restrict offender movement as much as possible within offender unit,” said TDCJ’s Jeremy Desel. Robert Hohn, 79, who was serving a 50-year sentence out of Liberty County at the Telford Unit died on April 22 at Hospital Galveston. Telford’s maximum capacity is 2,872. David Randle, 57, who was serving a 60-year sentence out of Brown County at the Estelle Unit, died on April 26 at Hospital Galveston, to which he was taken on April 18. Wilcher, who last worked March 31 at the Estelle Unit in Huntsville, tested positive for COVID-19 at a Houston hospital. Other TDCJ units on lockdown are: Baten, Bell, Beto, Boyd, Clements, Crain, Darrington…
Staff at all facilities wear cotton masks and are encouraged to continue to wear cotton masks when off-duty. Within ETTF and BMCC, 171 total offenders are considered recovered. Jesse Bolton, 62, a correctional officer at the Eastham Unit, died on May 8 after falling ill on May 6. An initial test for COVID-19 was negative, but a subsequent test produced a positive result. The precautionary lockdown is for 14 days from the date a positive test is identified and may be extended to the date of the most recent positive test. The Rufe Jordan Unit, the Dr. Lane Murray Unit and the George Beto Unit have all been placed on a complete lockdown, according to the memo, … We got rats! Desel said a statewide lockdown has not been necessary. According to TDCJ, the lone inmate in medical isolation at the Jordan Unit had tested positive. Election 2020 Live Updates: Biden urges patience while Trump pursues legal action, Human remains found in northeast Houston, police say, Election Live blog, November 3: Presidential race too close to call, per AP. David Quintero, 70, who was serving a 15-year sentence out of Bexar County, died May 10 at the Jester III Unit. Seventeen Murray Unit inmates were in medical isolation as of Monday, including four with a positive test. Jose Martinez, 67, who was serving a life sentence out of Hockley County at the Clements Unit in Amarillo, died May 15th after nearly a month in the hospital. Officials say it’s unclear whether he died from the virus. Julian Gill is a reporter for the Houston Chronicle. David Uhrich, 60, who was serving a five-year sentence out of Travis County, died May 19 at Hospital Galveston to which he was taken on May 13 from the Pack Unit.
Jeffrey Davis, 45, who was serving a 15-year sentence out of Galveston County at the Beto Unit, died May 11 at a Tyler hospital to which he was taken on May 2. TDCJ added two more facilities Saturday; Scott and Terrell to their units on lockdown making it 20 units now: Bell, Beto, Byrd, Clements, Darrington, ETTF, Estelle, Goree, Hutchins, Jordan, Leblanc, Murray, Robertson, Scott, Smith, Stringfellow, Telford, Terrell, Woodman and Wynne Units.
The precautionary lockdowns extend for 14 days from the date of a positive test, says TDCJ with the possibility that those “dates may be extended to the date of the most recent positive test.”, The 20 facilities on lockdown have “an additional 10,651 offenders on medical restriction who may have had contact with either and employee or offender with a positive or pending COVID-19 test.”. The Rufe Jordan Unit, the Dr. Lane Murray Unit, the George Beto Unit and the Barry B. Telford Unit have all been placed on a complete lockdown, according to Whitmire, who serves as chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. They are given a face masks, and nurses regularly check their respiratory status, officials said. Thomas Weber, 52, who was serving a 30-year sentence out of Polk Count at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, also died May 11 at HCA Hospital in Conroe, to which he was taken on May 10. He was serving a 20-year sentence out of Ellis County for aggravated sexual assault at the Wynne Unit. Medical restriction is one of two levels of quarantine created by TDCJ to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He had pre-existing conditions. Offender Scott tested positive for COVID-19 on July 14, 2020. Longtime Texas Department of Criminal Justice employee Akbar Shabazz, died on April 23 after a nearly three-week battle with the new coronavirus. Willie Eanes, 84, was taken on April 14 from the Telford Unit to the University of Texas Tyler Medical Center with symptoms consistent with the virus. Inmates are placed in medical restriction if they’ve been exposed to a confirmed case or someone showing symptoms of the virus. Save up to 70% off these kitchen and dining items at... Chron Exclusive: Save $50 on your next garage door spring... New Chrome extension can save you hundreds, Twitter reacts to waiting on key states Arizona and Nevada, Apply for Harris County COVID-19 relief funding now, $3 million relief fund looks to save Houston musicians, venues. ETTF reports three active employee cases with BMCC reporting one employee testing positive for COVID-19, while a total of 30 from both units are listed as recovered. Paul Brown, 55, who was serving a 50-year sentence at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville out of Orange County, died April 26 at Hospital Galveston to which he was taken on April 18. Alfredo De La Vega, 54, who was serving a 20-year sentence out of Bexar County at the Montford Unit in Lubbock, died on May 5 at a Lubbock hospital to which he was admitted on April 27. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website Covid-19 Update Saturday, 20 TDCJ facilities are currently “on precautionary lockdown due to a positive offender or employee COVID-19 test impacting 26,073 offenders.”. TDCJ had already ordered a lockdown for all inmates in medical restriction and medical isolation, but the lockdown was expanded for the Jordan, Murray and Beto units. Nealy was serving a 99-year sentence after he was convicted in Bell County of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. FACILITY TYPE ISF – Intermediate Sanction Facility DDP – Developmental Disabilities Program SAFPF – Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility “(A lockdown) is a tremendous hardship on the inmates and the correctional officers,” he said. A preliminary autopsy indicated the cause of death was COVID-19. Inmates are placed in medical restriction if they’ve been exposed to a confirmed case or someone showing symptoms of the virus. Statewide 26,706 inmates are on medical restriction and 4, 773 are isolated. Vaughn Harvey, 70, who was serving a life sentence at the Wynne Unit out of Smith County, died on April 26 at Hospital Galveston to which he was transferred on April 23.