New Jersey prisoner in solitary confinement dies of COVID-19 while screaming for help

Newark, May 15 (RHC)-- The Intercept reports a woman imprisoned at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey died of COVID-19 after prison officials refused to let her out of a locked shower even as she begged and screamed that she couldn’t breathe — while at least one fellow incarcerated woman witnessed her dying. 

Tiffany Mofield died on April 29th.  She had reportedly been quarantined for two weeks after presenting COVID-19 symptoms and was later moved into solitary confinement even though her symptoms persisted.  She is one of nearly 40 people to have died of COVID-19 in New Jersey prisons.  At least 340 incarcerated people have died of the disease so far across the United States.

Edited by Ed Newman



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