An inmate at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Doral has tested positive for COVID-19 making him the first to contract the novel Coronavirus in Miami-Dade County's jail system.
According to reports, the inmate received his test result last month and has been hospitalized since April 7. Over 30 corrections employees have also tested positive for the disease. This includes one employee at the juvenile center in Broward:
Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice confirmed Friday that a staff member at the Broward Regional Juvenile Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, there will be no new admissions to the juvenile detention center, and any juvenile that requires detention will be diverted from Broward to Miami-Dade.
The official Twitter account released this statement:
While the man initially in question is the first inmate to test positive in Miami-Dade County, we know at least two Broward County inmates have already been confirmed as having contracted the disease, including South Florida rapper YNW Melly. His legal team is working on having him released so that he can receive proper care while he awaits his trial for double murder.
Celebs who are in jail and tried to get out (unsuccessfully) include Harvey Weinstein (who actually tested positive) and R. Kelly who just doesn't wanna be around to catch the novel virus.
But the one celeb inmate who DID catch a break during this pandemic is Tekashi 6ix9ine who is officially out of jail.