Elderly Texas Prisoners Can Be Denied Soap And Hand Sanitizer, Court Rules
October 13, 2020

Forbes reports “Prisons are among the settings that present the highest risk for becoming coronavirus hot spots. The Wallace Pack Unit is exceptionally high risk, given that it houses “geriatric, medically compromised, and mobility-impaired inmates.” Valentine and King filed the lawsuit in March, leading to a weekslong trial at the District Court level that ruled in their favor. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has argued that effective protective measures are in place at the Wallace Pack Unit, while also saying that the inmates there might drinkhand sanitizer due to its alcohol content or use it to start fires at the prison.”


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