At least 40% of inmates at a federal prison in southern California have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.
Federal Corrections Institution Terminal Island in San Pedro, a low-security institution housing male offenders, reported at least 443 coronavirus positive inmates among its 1,055 inmate population. At least 10 employees have also tested positive. Two inmates died in April: Bradley James Ghilarducci, 73, and Michael Fleming, 59.
All visiting at FCI Terminal Island is suspended indefinitely. Inmate phone and email stations are off-limits until at least May 18 “to prevent transmission of the virus by touching keyboards and phone handset,” according to the BOP website. They encourage loved ones to correspond via the USPS.
The BOP lists FCI Terminal Island at the top of its list. Second is the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center in Texas, which is reporting 241 cases among its 1,521 prisoners, just under 16%.