More than 2,500 inmates in California prisons are infected with coronavirus today and more of a third of those are at San Quentin alone, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.
Approximately 42% of San Quentin’s population is considered particularly vulnerable to the virus, and already approximately 1,011 inmates have tested positive. The total inmate population at San Quentin is 3,507, according to data from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
With a total of at least 2,589 active cases, changes are being made to the way inmates are transferred between facilities, the state said.