17% of prisoners at MCI-Shirley have COVID-19

Case count jumps from 5 to 142 in 2 weeks

THE NUMBER of COVID-19 cases at the medium security state prison in Shirley spiked from five just two weeks ago to 142 as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Correction. There are currently 832 individuals incarcerated at MCI-Shirley medium, according to weekly count data, which means 17 percent of the population has tested positive(...)

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