El Paso Prison Inmates Forced To Transport COVID-19 Dead Bodies To Mobile Morgues
The El Paso coronavirus pandemic has forced local mortuary workers to seek help from correctional facilities such as the El Paso County jail. The video shows how convicted prisoners, in prison uniforms and masks, transport the corpses of the dead from Covid-19 to mobile morgues.
An outbreak of viral infection has led to an increase in the number of cases more than doubled. Prisoners receive $ 2 a day for such dangerous work, and the number of morgues has increased to 10.
????NEW: Chilling video of El Paso jail inmates hired to move bodies of #COVID19 deceased patients into mobile overflow morgues. Inmates wear full PPEs & paid $2/hour. They’ve been doing this tough work since Monday, before El Paso increased to 10 mobile morgues. I cry for El Paso. pic.twitter.com/KgQBpzD1mZ— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 15, 2020
The county health department Saturday announced 1,512 new COVID-19 cases, a 7-day average of 1,437 new cases per day and a total of 72,238 cases since the pandemic began. There were 15 additional deaths for a total of 756 and 1,091 people hospitalized with the virus, the Associated Press reported.