COVID-19 ALERT: Neuse Correctional Institution

When Barbara Glover’s husband got sick last month, she had reason to worry.

Her husband, an inmate at Alexander Correctional Institution, was coughing, sweating and struggling for breath. And for two weeks, he said, it felt like he was running a fever.

“If this was the flu, it was the worst flu I’ve ever had,” said Glover’s husband, who asked not to be named because he was concerned about retaliation.

He said he repeatedly asked to see the prison nurse, but was told she was too busy. After he’d been sick for over a week, he finally got to see the nurse, who he said gave him ibuprofen. But she didn’t test him for COVID-19.