Iowa woman sentenced to 25 years in hate attacks on 2 kids
She was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, to 25 years in prison on federal hate crimes charges. In a separate federal proceeding, U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose sentenced Poole Franklin on Thursday to 304 months in prison, or 25 years and four months. Poole Franklin, 43, pleaded guilty to two federal hate crimes charges in May. Minutes later, Poole Franklin drove up over a sidewalk, prosecutors said, striking a 14-year-old Latina girl, who had bruises, cuts and a concussion. Poole Franklin fled after both crashes and was later arrested after going to a gas station where she called an employee and customers racial epithets.wftv.com
Orange County jails sees COVID-19 outbreak
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County jail is seeing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. There are 83 inmates who have tested positive for the virus, as of Thursday, according to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. “Out of the 83 who have tested positive, 68 of the inmates are asymptomatic, 15 are symptomatic. “Really our county jail has done a magnificent job, and the county, the county health systems as well, in trying to contain the pandemic. The jail released a statement to News 6 about the outbreak:“The Orange County Jail has seen a recent increase in inmate COVID-19 cases.
Cook County Jail set for in-person voting despite COVID-19 setbacks: ‘It’s also about social justice, it’s about fairness, it’s about hope’
County officials believe the jail may have been the first in the country to operate as a precinct, said Cook County sheriff’s office spokesman Matt Walberg. In the general election, partly as a concession to the pandemic but also due to a smaller population, the jail is set to operate four polling places, three fewer than in the primary.chicagotribune.com
Brevard Jail reports no confirmed active COVID-19 cases, but questions remain
“We have a lot of people in the jail, a lot of close contact that goes on between not ... only employees but inmates,” Goodyear said. In the first several months of the Pandemic, from March through July 29 when the first inmate tested positive, just 9 tests had been carried out at the Jail. “Those are tests we may not know about,” he said, clarifying the any positive cases were certainly reported. This means that 63 tests have been conducted since the first DOH round of testing on Aug. 6. “I can’t guarantee anything in any place with that this virus is is very evident in the community,” he said.
Video visitation resumes at Orange County Jail
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – After being suspended in March because of concerns over the coronavirus, the Orange County Jail Video Visitation Center is reopening with new guidelines. According to officials, the Video Visitation Center at jail will reopen Monday at 9 a.m.Visitation by family and friends had been suspended since March 29. “New guidelines will be in place when visitation resumes to include a revised schedule,” an Orange County Jail representative said. “Visitors must wear face masks and have their temperature checked to be admitted to the center." “It’s important for inmates to stay connected with family and other loved ones, and we’re pleased to be able to reopen Video Visitation in a safe fashion,” said Chief of Corrections Louis A. Quiñones, Jr.All visits must be scheduled by calling 407-836-8061.