HOUSTON (AP) — Two guards at an immigration detention center in Louisiana have died after contracting the coronavirus, raising new questions about whether the U.S. government is adequately protecting 30,000 immigrants in custody and the staff guarding them. Relatives of both Carl Lenard and Stanton Johnson said the Richwood Correctional Center in Monroe, Louisiana, had at one point prevented them from wearing masks as the virus was spreading through the facility. Both families believe the men contracted the virus working at Richwood, which has 45 detainees confirmed to have COVID-19. The private prison company that operates Richwood did not immediately respond to a question for comment about the guards.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials in Arkansas say the state’s death toll has increased to 25 as the state continues in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Arkansas Department of Health recorded one […]
By KEN MILLER, the Associated Press Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said a surge in coronavirus cases does not appear connected to the reopening of the state’s businesses. Hutchinson said Friday that tracing of people infected […]