Blue state Democrats advise shutting down the country and killing off jobs and small businesses around America. President Trump fights hard for Americans against both. David Ovalle and Douglas Hanks report for the Miami Herald:
Throughout Florida prisons, for instance, more than 1,100 inmates have tested positive as of Tuesday afternoon for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus — a positive rate of 12%. Ten of those have died. But the 9,225 tests so far represent less than 10 percent of the nearly 95,000 inmates in the state system.
Dozens of people have also tested positive at South Florida federal immigration centers, and led to litigation over people being held in detention.
Advocates for Miami-Dade inmates are particularly concerned because the population in county jails ebbs and flows constantly — unlike most state prisons, where inmates serve longer sentences.
Before the pandemic, roughly 4,000 people were being held in Miami-Dade jails. Lawyers and judges have worked to get the number down to about 3,200 on any given day.
Still, the conditions at the Metro West Detention Center have led to a lawsuit filed by a group of community organizations: the Dream Defenders, Community Justice Project, Advancement Project National Office, Civil Rights Corps, GST and DLA Piper.