By Tariq MaQbool
A new wave of COVID-19 infections is surging in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP). Currently, over 100 officers and prisoners have tested positive. And multiple housing units inside the prison are either on complete Isolation, quarantine, and, or lockdown due to the spread, according to a senior lieutenant and a corrections officer.
Quarantine on multiple housing units in NJSP continues for a minimum of 14 days. All positive cases are being placed on the condemned 7-wing on the old west compound of NJSP. The unit is once again opened up for emergency housing.
In addition, the food service is also running on a skeleton crew with volunteers from among the prisoners. Moreover, quarantine housing units are being served breakfast cereal and cold-cut sandwiches every single day.