California’s San Quentin State Prison, home to the state’s only death row, surpassed 1,000 on Monday in a disastrous outbreak that now encompasses about a third of the prison’s population.
According to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), 978 of the 1,021 cases at the Marin County facility were confirmed in the past 14 days.
“That is our deep area of focus and concern right now,” Gov. (D) said of the outbreak at San Quentin during his Monday news conference.
The roughly 3,500-inmate prison, the oldest in the state, reaches the milestone as California sees a statewide surge in cases that is forcing Newsom to close down businesses and activities in several counties that