Utah prison inmates, families despair as COVID-19 spreads in prison – Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY Tom Blacks hands were trembling so severely, it took him nine attempts to dial his daughters number from the Utah State Prison last week.
Black, 70 years old and short of breath, called to say he tested positive for COVID-19, a development his family believes has exacerbated his Parkinsons disease. Six other inmates who lived in the same wing of about 200 the prisons oldest and those in poor health have died after getting the coronavirus.
Black believes he may be next. Once others…