Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) has criticized the State Department of Correction for failing to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to inmates and renewed its offer to the DOC of both facemasks and hand sanitizer.
It was announced on Monday that nearly a third of the inmates of the Sussex Correctional Institution have tested positive for COVID-19 with 10 percent showing symptoms.
All inmates of Sussex have been issued face coverings, according to the corrections department.
Said Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey, “Nearly three months ago, our organization offered enough masks for Delaware’s entire prison population but was denied because of our critique of the governor’s inadequate response to COVID-19 for people of color and inmates. Inmates across the country are being infected at more than 2.5 times the rate of the general population and it is shameful that the DOC and Governor Carney will continue to deny free PPE for the state’s most vulnerable populations. We again, offer our assistance in supplying inmates and their visitors the necessary PPE to keep them safe from this disease.”
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware has criticized Delaware Chancery Court over its handlng of the sale of translation services company TransPerfect. More recently, it has criticized Carney and the Correction Department for not issuing face coverings to all inmates. (See earlier story).