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Coronavirus Update: Texas Jails are Hotbeds of COVID-19

Texas prisons and jails are hot spots for Covid-19. As of July 8th, there have been 130,438 offenders and 40,102 employees tested in the prisons for COVID-19. Of those tested, 10,556 offenders and 1,927 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing. There have been 7,403 offenders and 1,063 employees who have recovered. There have been 91 offender deaths connected to COVID 19 with an additional 26 under investigation. There have been 9 employee line of duty deaths from COVID-19.

With these numbers on the rise, if you find yourself in jail, contact A-EZ Out Bail Bonds to help you get out as quickly as possible. It’s hard to predict how long you could be in jail before your trial begins. This is why you should try to get bailed out as soon as possible. Staying in jail means you could be susceptible to the virus.  

It’s Bad and Getting Worse

“We don’t see any signs that the number of new cases is actually abating,” Doug Smith, senior policy analyst for the coalition, said. “Every new case means that the unit has to stay on lockdown for another two weeks.” “It’s really difficult to control the spread,” Smith said. “People are in congregate settings. Oftentimes they’re in dorms, and when they’re in cell blocks, there’s very, very poor ventilation.”

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is responsible for inspecting county jails. They are responsible for making sure the jails are in compliance with state standards and regulations. It’s a way to keep inmates safe. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agency decided to stop all in-person inspections. 

Many county jails are overcrowded because the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is limiting the number of inmates it is allowing to be transferred into prisons. These inmates normally are transferred to prisons after their hearings; now many of them must stay in the county jail longer.

Contact A-EZ Out Bail Bonds ASAP

If you find yourself or a loved one being arrested, make sure you contact our bail bond office as quickly as possible. A-EZ Out Bail Bonds is available 24/7 to bail you out when you need it. You do not have to wait until business hours to call us. If you’re unable to contact us yourself, call a friend or relative and ask them to do it for you.

Our bail bondsmen are available 24/7 to post bail in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin counties, day and night. The sooner you are bailed out, the sooner you can get back to your home and loved ones and away from the dangerous COVID-19 hot spots in the jails and prisons. We will help you navigate the legal system to get out of jail fast. Call or visit our website today for more information or a free quote on our services!

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