Hundreds of inmates were released from the Ohio Jail in Cuyahoga County this Saturday morning due to coronavirus concerns.
Cuyahoga County Court Judges are concerned about the virus spreading through the jail. The reason for holding special court hearing to release inmates is the new COVID-19 spreading is the court’s main concern.
Judges held a special Saturday morning session to settle cases with “Guilty pleas”, release inmates, send them to prison or release them on house arrest.
Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan said earlier this week that inmates are already in poor health and it wouldn’t take much for the coronavirus to spread wildly behind bars. Sheehan also said almost any kind of inmate was considered
Sheehan also commented “You gotta remember, the goal of this is to protect the community and the safety of the inmates. If someone’s a serious violent person, well, we’re using our discretion to make sure the community’s safe also,” he said.
Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan told the I-TEAM earlier this week that inmates are already in poor health, and it wouldn’t take much for the coronavirus to spread wildly behind bars.
Sheehan also mentioned that “the Ohio Jail may need empty space if some inmates have to be quarantined because of the virus”.
This is not a good president to set forth for any disaster that may happen. Ohio Jail has not yet had any confirmed Corona Virus cases within the district.