The Detroit Free Press reported on October 26 that, “The novel coronavirus has torn through a prison in Marquette, infecting 75% of the more than 1,000 men housed there.”

The article also notes, “42% of the 327 employees at Marquette Branch Prison in the Upper Peninsula had tested positive for COVID-19… A recent surge in infections led to a staffing shortage…”

To help with the emergency situation, Michigan Department of Corrections brought in employees from other prisons as well as transferred more than 200 prisoners to other facilities.

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