MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette Branch Prison is making room for a possible transfer of prisoners who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz says some prisons don’t have the ability to isolate if a prisoner contracts the coronavirus. Space is being made in those that do so they can be safely treated, should the need arise.
Gautz says the MDOC is also looking at ways to address any correctional officer shortages at prisons where infected inmates are ultimately transferred.
The Department’s full statement is below: