WARNING: Elderly Inmates At Risk

Updated at 5:30 p.m. with the age of the inmate who died.

As the new coronavirus began its rapid spread through Illinois communities, prison guards at the Logan Correctional Center passed out hotel-size bars of soap and installed disinfectant dispensers, according to 65-year-old prisoner Janet Jackson.

Despite the department’s efforts last week, cleaning supplies were soon scant at the women’s prison, Jackson wrote in an email to Injustice Watch.