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Hawaii inmates monitored for COVID-19 at Arizona prison

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 16:28:40-04

ELOY, AZ — Dozens of Hawaii inmates housed at a private prison in southern Arizona are being monitored for COVID-19 symptoms, including some who had contact with inmates from Nevada who already tested positive.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the Hawaii Department of Public Safety said 45 Hawaii inmates in the same unit at the Saguaro Correctional Center are in quarantine and being monitored for symptoms, while the 28 Hawaii inmates who had contact with Nevada inmates will be quarantined for 14 days.

CoreCivic, which runs the correctional center, did not immediately respond to calls by the Associated Press on Saturday.