VACAVILLE — The California Medical Facility in Vacaville once again erected tents to help space out the inmate population after a Covid-19 outbreak at the prison.
Lt. Brady Olivias, the public information officer for CMF, said 10 of the 12-man tents were scheduled to be set up Monday.
“Some tents are being set up to spread out our population,” Olivias said. “We had these tents before . . . They were taken down about two months ago.”
Solano County Public Health officials described the tents as a field hospital, but Olivias indicated that is not accurate.
The idea is to spread out the inmate population to better prevent the transmission of the disease. As of Monday, there were 232 inmates with active cases of Covid-19 in the facility. No CMF inmate has died from the disease.
“The well-being and safety of the incarcerated population and staff within CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) and CCHCS (California Correctional Health Care Services) is our top priority,” officials said in a statement issued by the Office of Public and Employee Communications.
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