Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus from his NY-area prison, Your Content is second to report.
The convicted rapist was shipped to Wende, where an intake center for new state inmates are processed. Inmates are typically sent to other facilities from there after medical and security concerns are assessed.
Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), told The Press-Republican he could not comment on Weinstein’s situation or elaborate on any inmate’s health record due to privacy rules.
Powers acknowledged the union has urged state corrections officials to immediately suspend all “non essential” transfers of inmates from one state facility to another as well as the transporting of local jail prisoners to the state prisons during the ongoing health emergency.
“There is no better breeding ground for this virus than a closed environment such as a correctional facility,” said Powers.
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