A report from a doctor who has inspected 30 facilities across the country expressed “urgent concern” over what he called “the most dangerous approach to medical isolation I have encountered since the outset of the pandemic.” 

The state Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s quarantine and medical isolation practices are “actively and needlessly” causing disease and death in regional jails, a doctor who has previously worked with the U.S. Dept. of Justice inspecting correctional facilities said.

Calling the state’s reported number of COVID-19 cases and related illnesses and deaths a “gross underestimate,” Dr. Homer Venters also said the lack of testing in West Virginia facilities “is at odds with very basic CDC guidelines.”

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